Police detain man at Western Wall for attempting to pass Torah to Women of the Wall

An attempted Torah reading by six girls collectively celebrating their bat mitzvas at the Western Wall came to an abrupt end Tuesday morning, when ushers at the site and police detained a man who tried to pass a Torah to them over the partition separating men and women.

According to Women of the Wall (WoW) head Anat Hoffman – who hosted the planned Torah readings, and coordinated the exchange with  Nitai Giron, 23 – the attempt was thwarted by heavy-handed tactics orchestrated by the Western Wall’s Chief Rabbi, Shmuel Rabinovich.

At approximately 8 a.m., when Giron attempted to pass the Torah over the partition, she said he was instantly surrounded by nearly a dozen ushers and several police officers.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Police-detain-man-at-Western-Wall-for-attempting-to-pass-Torah-to-Women-of-the-Wall-403555

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