Police seized a smuggled Torah intended for social advocacy group Women of the Wall’s monthly Rosh Hodesh service this morning.
Rachel Cohen Yeshurun, one of the group’s board members, was taken into police custody prior to the service, along with the Torah she stowed in her bag.
Yeshurun was responsible for bringing the Torah for the morning prayer service. Upon going through security in the early hours of the morning, she was confronted by the Western Wall Heritage Foundation. When asked to open her bag, she refused.