Kosel Rov Rav Shmuel Rabinovich Blasts Women of the Wall Smuggling of Sefer Torah


rav-shmuel-rabinovichIn January, the ultra-liberal Women of the Wall (WoW) group denied they tried to smuggle a Sefer Torah into the Kosel plaza in breach of the regulations. Today, they proudly posted pictures online of a miniature Sefer Torah they smuggled in, read from and danced with.

Rav Shmuel Rabinovich, the rov of the Kosel and the mekomos hakedoshim, criticized the group that held its monthly Rosh Chodesh prayers at the Kosel women’s section in open disregard of Jewish tradition, despite the fact that an Ezras Yisroel egalitarian section has been prepared specifically for them further down the Wall, Arutz Sheva reported.

“A small group of ‘Women of the Wall’ acted deceptively this morning, and after they were prevented from bringing in a large Sefer Torah, they deviously snuck in a small one to the women’s section,” reported Rav Rabinovich. Read more.