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Women all over the world have access to Torah scrolls. It is only at the Kotel in Jerusalem that women are forbidden from holding the Torah, kissing the Torah and reading from the Torah.

There are 100 Torah scrolls for use by men at the Kotel and Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz repeatedly REFUSES Women of the Wall’s requests for a Torah. He has also banned all ‘outside’ Torah scrolls from being brought into the Kotel. This catch 22 results in discriminatory practice that attempts to keep Torahs out of the hands of women in a public, holy space in Israel.

The Western Wall is Judaism’s holiest site- and it belongs to all Jews. We demand equality: Torah for women at the Kotel now!

 

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