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      Archive: 7/8/2013

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        7/8/2013, Av 1, 5773

      Women of the Wall Mark New Month Under Heavy Guard

      The non-orthodox Women of the Wall held services, Monday morning, to mark the new Jewish month of Av at the Western Wall of the Temple in Jerusalem's Old City. A large number of police were present out of concern that hareidi-religious worshipers would disrupt the observance as they have the past two months.

      In their effort to avoid friction between the sides, police did not allow the group to pray in the main women's section, citing overcrowding.