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«Women of the Wall» lit the first Hanukkah candle at the Western Wall

Activists of the organization «Women of the wailing Wall» lit at the Western Wall Hanukkah first candle in a candlestick.

The website Walla News reports that the guards tried to prohibit women from carrying to the Western Wall Hanukkah candle holder. However, to support the activists of the movement came from a Knesset member Ksenia Svetlova, who managed to convince the guards not to interfere with the activists.

We will remind that last week the Deputy legal Advisor to the government of Dana Zilber came to the conclusion that the ban on women’s participation in the official ceremony of lighting the Chanukah candles at the Western Wall was an unacceptable manifestation of discrimination on sexual grounds. In a letter to the chief Rabbi of the Western Wall Shmuel Rabinovich silber stated that he is obliged to ensure the participation of women in the ceremony during the next Hanukkah.

The chief Rabbi of the Western Wall Shmuel Rabinovich in response to this stated that «extremists» are trying to upset the delicate balance around the wailing Wall, and he will not allow «by solving one problem, create another, even more dangerous.»




«Women of the Wall» lit the first Hanukkah candle at the Western Wall 07.12.2015

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