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Jewish tensions heat up over Western Wall prayer space

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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:29 am

A pair of Israeli cabinet members and a Knesset member have in recent weeks inflamed tensions between the Jewish state and leaders of American Jewish organizations by expressing opposition or even disdain towards supporters of an improved egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall (Kotel) in Jerusalem.

Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev resigned as head of a panel responsible for changes at the prayer space on June 28, stating that her conscience would not allow her to approve the plan. It had been created in response to concerns from the Women of the Wall and Reform Jewish groups that men and women could not pray freely together at the wall under the current system.

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