Monday, February 1, 2016

Israel Approves Mixed-Sex Jewish Prayer Site at Western Wall

By Rueters
ISRAEL---The Israeli government approved on Sunday the creation of a mixed-sex plaza at Jerusalem’s Western Wall to accommodate Jews who contest Orthodox curbs on worship by women there. The wall is revered as a vestige of Judaism’s two ancient temples and access to it is segregated by gender. Most religious rites take place in the men’s section in accordance with centuries-old Orthodox standards that hold sway in Israel. [link]