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  5/20/2013, Sivan 11, 5773

Rabbi of Wall Slams Vandalism Against Woman of Wall


Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz of the Western Wall and Holy Places sharply condemned, Monday morning, the graffiti that was sprayed outside the home of Peggy Cidor, one of the "Women of the Wall". The attack came about ten days after hareidi-religious Jews disrupted a Women of the Wall service to mark the new Jewish month of Sivan at the Western Wall Plaza.

Quoting from the liturgy, Rabbi Rabinowitz said, "This is not the way of the Torah. Its ways are ways of pleasantness and all her paths are peace." He added "I have warned against flareups and needless hatred. I pray and hope we can stop the deterioration [of the situation] and a solution will be found so that the Wall shall remain as holy ground that unites and binds and not a site of dispute. I will continue to act in this spirit and I call on all fanatic groups to keep their hands off this holy place."