Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Women of the Wall

Jerusalem, May 5, 2011-- The Women of the Wall is a movement that has been praying at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, on the beginning of every Hebrew month for over 25 years. Their stated mission is to achieve the social and legal recognition of their right, as women, to wear prayer shawls, pray and read from the Torah collectively and out loud in the women's section at the Western Wall. Photos by Hadas Parush for Flash 90.

 A young woman lays Tefilin, a tradition in Orthodox Judaism reserved for men.

 Anat Hoffman leads prayers at Robinson's Arch, outside the Western Wall.

Jewish Orthodox young girls take a rest outside the entrance to the Western Wall.

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