Women of the Wall: Western Wall rabbi locked partition to stop transfer of Torah scrolls

The chief rabbi of the Western Wall on Tuesday locked the partition between men and women to prevent men from handing Torah scrolls over to women praying on the other side, the Women of the Wall organization said.

The move comes a month after two men transferred scrolls over the partition to allow women to read from the Torah during the rosh chodesh (new month) prayers.

Women are banned from praying with a Torah scroll at the Wall, Judaism’s holiest site.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4659198,00.html

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