Women of the Wall leader arrested at Western Wall

Lesley Sachs, the Executive Director of the Women of the Wall prayer rights organization was arrested this morning (Tuesday) at the Western Wall for bringing a Torah scroll into the site, which is against regulations, and reading from it.

This is the first time in three years that a woman participating in the Women of the Wall prayer group has been arrested.

Before a landmark ruling in 2013, women participating in the organization’s monthly prayers were routinely arrested for wearing prayer shawls and tefillin, something which was deemed as contravening the local custom practiced at the site.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Women-of-the-Wall-leader-arrested-at-Western-Wall-456133

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