A-G bans Women of the Wall from holding Passover priestly blessing ceremony

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit prohibited on Thursday the Women of the Wall organization from staging a female ‘Birkat Cohanot,’ priestly blessing ceremony in the women’s section of the Western Wall during Passover as it had intended.

The proposed ceremony had incensed even further the haredi world, and the Orthodox religious establishment in general, already smarting from several recent defeats regarding religious life, as well as the government agreement to establish a state-recognized egalitarian prayer section at the southern end of the Western Wall.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/A-G-bans-Women-of-the-Wall-from-holding-Passover-priestly-blessing-ceremony-451939

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