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  Tevet 24, 5778 , 11/01/18

Letter by Rabbi Goren regarding Western Wall revealed

A broad panel of Supreme Court judges will discuss Sunday a number of petitions regarding the Western Wall arrangement, including Reform and Conservative demands to allow ceremonies and prayers to take place there in accordance with their customs.

The Libah center published a letter by former chief rabbi Shlomo Goren from the state archives which reveals his unambiguous stance on the issue.

Rabbi Goren stated that the mitzvah of "fearing the Temple" applied to the wall as well as to the plaza and the adjacent levels and therefore the laws of prayer and separation of genders as well as the laws of modest clothing must apply in all of these places.

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