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  Tishrei 30, 5775 , 24/10/14

Women of the Wall Smuggle Torah to Kotel

Several members of "Women of the Wall" succeeded this morning (Friday) in smuggling in a Torah scroll to the women's section of the Kotel (Western Wall), despite the prohibition to bring in Torah scrolls throughout the Kotel plaza.

When Kotel security guards prevented the women from bringing in a large Torah scroll, as per the norm, they then took a smaller scroll and smuggled it into the women's area. 

The offices Kotel Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch said that measures would be taken to ensure that this incident did not repeat itself, stating, "The Rabbi of the Kotel expresses his regret that group's actions in its attempt to compromise the sanctity of the Western Wall, and to enlist the help of the Prime Minister, the Cabinet Secretary, and the Chairman of the Jewish Agency in the process."

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