Netanyahu directs to revisit ban on female prayer at holy site
Washington: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed a quasi-governmental Jewish organization to find a solution for non-Orthodox Jewish female groups wishing to pray at one of Judaism`s holiest sites.
According to an official, Netanyahu asked Natan Sharansky, chairman of the Jewish Agency, to look into the matter, reports Fox News. Last week Israeli police detained women from a liberal Jewish group who approached the Western Wall in Jerusalem carrying prayer shawls. Orthodox Jews insist those are for men only.
The women seek to worship at the site without such restrictions. Jewish Agency spokesman Benjamin Rutland said Netanyahu told Sharansky that the Western Wall "must remain a source of Jewish unity rather than division".
The wall is a remnant of the biblical Jewish Temple compound.
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