Reform Movement: Remove gender barrier at Kotel entrance

18.10.2011                      20.Tischrei. 5772                       Chol Hamo'ed 4

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Reform Movement: Remove gender barrier at Kotel entrance

"Segregation has still extended into the public domain where segregation is illegal,” said director of Israel Religious Action Center.

The Reform Movement in Israel is demanding that barriers separating men and women at the main entrance to the Western Wall plaza be removed.
The group sent letters to the Jerusalem District Police Commander Nissan Shaham and the Rabbi of the Kotel Shmuel Rabinovitch demanding that the partitions at the main entrance by the Dung Gate be removed. The letter also insists that the stewards employed by the Western Wall Heritage Foundation to enforce the separate lines be removed.
The Jerusalem Post has seen footage showing stewards with loudspeakers working by the bus stops at the exit of the Western Wall plaza by the Dung Gate, instructing men to get on the buses at the front door and women to enter via the rear door….