Jerusalem chief rabbi stages gender-separate service in egalitarian section at Kotel

Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Rabbi Shlomo Amar and several dozen national-religious activists staged a prayer service at the Robinson’s Arch prayer platform at the Western Wall on Tuesday morning, to protest any potential deal to upgrade the site and formally recognize it as a place for pluralist prayer.

The activists brought a partition and erected it in the middle of the prayer platform to separate male and female worshipers who attended the service.

They were escorted by police, who instructed security guards at the site to make way for Amar’s prayer service, despite the fact that the area is designated for egalitarian prayer.


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