A District Court judge ruled today that the infamous “Women of the Wall” are not violating a High Court ruling when they daven with talleisim and read from Sifrei Torah in the women’s section of the Kosel Plaza.
Halachically, the ruling depends on the specific question. There are rabbonim who permit women to use prayer accessories that are traditionally worn by men and to read from the Torah, but it is against halacha for women to recite a bracha before or after the Torah reading and women cannot make up a minyan for reciting Kaddish and Kedusha responsively.
However, Yerushalayim District Court Judge Moshe Sobel said that the State is interpreting the High Court ruling in the wrong way, and that the policy of arresting the women is unwarranted.
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