Rabinowitz refuses MKs request for women’s public menorah at Western Wall

The supervisor of the Western Wall and the holy places Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz has refused a request by three female MKs to allow a public menorah to be placed in the women’s section of the Western Wall and to hold a public candle lighting ceremony there.

Last week, MKs Ksenia Svetlova (Zionist Union), Tamar Zandberg (Meretz) and Michal Rozin (Meretz) requested last week ahead of the upcoming Hannuka holiday that Rabinowitz work to either include women in the annual public Hanuka candle lighting ceremony or to allow for a large menorah to be placed in the women’s section for a female lighting ceremony there.

Although not explicitly rejecting the request, Rabinowitz said in a letter to the MKs on Wednesday that including women in a public Hannuka lighting ceremony could be done when a pluralist section at the Western Wall is opened.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Rabinowitz-refuses-MKs-request-for-womens-public-menorah-at-Western-Wall-434579

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