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  12/26/2012, Tevet 13, 5773

Liberal US Jews Press Bibi for Women’s 'Rights’ at Western Wall

A Diaspora campaign, promoted by the NY Times, is pressuring Netanyahu to consider a radical change in Jewish custom and let women pray with men’s religious prayer shawls at the Western Wall, known as the Kotel in Hebrew. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has stepped in to ask Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky “to study the issue and suggest ways to make the site more accommodating to all Jews,” New York Times new Jerusalem bureau chief Judi Rudoren wrote Wednesday.