Daily Israel Report
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News Brief

  5/6/2013, Iyar 26, 5773

Rabbi of Kotel: Maintain the Status Quo


Rabbi of the Western Wall Shmuel Rabinowitz was present when Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein and Religious Services Minister Naftali Bennett decided not to appeal the Court ruling that Women of  the Wall did not violate Kotel regulations in their prayer service at the Western Wall. "I call to the Minister of Religious Services to quickly follow through with his decision to refresh Kotel prayer regulations and establish updated ones in order to maintain the Western Wall status quo of unity and adherence to common tradition, as befitting this period in advance of the momentous Giving of the Torah on the Festival of Shavuot, the monumental event of national unity. The Western Wall must never turn into a forum for dispute and antagonism."