Compromise is Proposed for Women Praying at Western Wall in Jerusalem

women-of-the-wallIn Israel, controversy continues to surround gender segregation at one of Judaism’s holiest sites, the Western Wall. Women are regularly detained for violating rules which bar them from leading prayers there and wearing prayer shawls reserved for men. This week a possible compromise was announced to expand the area where men and women can pray together. It faces strong opposition from Orthodox leaders.