Women of the Wall
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Women of the Wall

First I doubt that Rabbi Elyse Frishman would consider herself in the same league as Rosa Parks (“Furor over Frishman’s fringes,” December 28). Rosa Parks did it without a net, taking a stand with no press or iPhones on ready to record the moment. Rabbi Frishman and her colleagues were following the women who had taken the risk to worship in a respectful way at the center of Jewish geography. Alan Mark Levin’s comments that worship by non-Orthodox women at the Wall is an act of “American Jewish cultural imperialism” (Letters, January 4) is a nonsensical over-the-top statement that does nothing to help resolve appropriate access to this holy place. I have been to the Wall three times; it is easy to see the poor worship conditions provided to women, Orthodox women, compared to the men’s side. There will be a way forward for both women and men, for Jews of all backgrounds to worship respectfully at this place. There will be many women coming forward to push this goal along, helped by the stupidity of the Israeli police and authorities whose actions only highlight the unfair situation faced by women of all backgrounds, including the Orthodox.

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