Lesley Sachs has been a strong advocate for WOW and for women’s rights (“Praying while female at the Kotel,” April 17). She errs, though, on several points. The Mandleblit proposals were basically the same as Sharansky’s. To reject one and accept the other is illogical. As a board member who resigned due to the agreement to enter negotiations with Secretary Mandleblit, I can attest that the WOW board did not think that Mandleblit was offering anything more than Sharansky was.
Board members were convinced that “now was the time.” Sachs misleads when she says WOW wants to bring pressure to allow Torah reading at the women’s plaza of the Kotel. Why then enter in negotiations to abandon the Kotel and move to Robinson’s Arch?