The Women of the Wall campaign group met with Minister of Religious Services Naftali Bennett and the Deputy Minister Eli Ben-Dahan this afternoon as part of efforts to reduce tensions over the issue of prayer rights at the Kosel. WoW will hold their monthly prayer service at the women’s section of the Kosel on Sunday and the group has said that it will read from a Sefer Torah during the service. Following a meeting last month with Bennett and Ben-Dahan, WoW agreed not to read from the Torah as a compromise to help lower tensions. The group now says that since its prayer service was met with hostile and at times violent protest from charedi demonstrators it no longer sees a reason to refrain from reading from the Sefer Torah.
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