Tension peaks at the Kotel with Women of The Wall on the 1st of Iyar
Orthodox Jewish men protest the practices of Women of The Wall as they wear prayer shawls and phylacteries, pray and sing out loud, in defiance of Orthodox Jewish tradition and court rulings against these practices. Jerusalem, Israel. 11-April-2013.
Five women detained at Western Wall for donning prayer shawls and phylacteries in defiance of Orthodox Jewish monopoly reserving these practices for men, a ruling Women of The Wall have been battling, demanding egalitarian practice of Judaism.
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