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PM to oppose women’s Torah scrolls at Western Wall

Netanyahu is set to side with the ultra-Orthodox parties and oppose the use of Torah scrolls in the women’s section at the Western Wall, Army Radio reports.

The prime minister will support the status quo at the holy site in the state response to a High Court of Justice appeal.

The Prime Minister’s Office tells the radio that Netanyahu backs the status quo and respects all the denominations of Judaism.

The Women of the Wall prayer group has long advocated for permission to being Torah scrolls into the women’s section as part of their services, which is prohibited under the rules of the site.

Women dance with a Torah scroll as they attend a monthly prayer service at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, on April 20, 2015 (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Women dance with a Torah scroll as they attend a monthly prayer service at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, on April 20, 2015 (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

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