My strong beliefs in gender equality, religious freedom, and social justice motivated me and a group of friends to go to the Western Wall last Friday morning for Rosh Chodesh. We were there to support Women of the Wall, an organization fighting for women's right to pray aloud at the Kotel.
While there, we experienced harassment by Haredim (Ultra-Orthodox Jews), who shouted curses at us and disturbed our prayers with their yelling, whistles, and pushing. Haredi boys even burnt a Women of the Wall siddur (prayer book).
Police did nothing.
When Women of the Wall’s female participants... Read More