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The incident at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City highlighted the divisions between the more liberal streams of Judaism and politically powerful Orthodox groups that traditionally limit the role of women in prayer. The Western Wall is administered under strict Orthodox ritual law, which bars women from wearing prayer shawls or publicly reading from the holy scriptures.
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RT @bernadettebaum: Ten women, including sister of US comedian Sarah Silverman, held by Israel for wearing prayer shawls at holy site http://t.co/5l6wGRXA

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