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The fight for women's prayer rights in Israel

In 1988, a group of Jewish feminists began their campaign to pray as freely as Jewish men at one of Judaism’s holiest sites. They called themselves the ‘Women of the Wall’.

In 1988, a group of Jewish feminists demanded the right to pray as freely as Jewish men at one of Judaism’s holiest sites. They called themselves the ‘Women of the Wall’. The organisation is made up of every Jewish denomination including reform, conservative and orthodox Jews. Its focus is one of the holiest sites in Judaism - the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Rachael Gillman has been speaking to Anat Hoffman, one of the founding members of 'Women of the Wall'.

(Photo: Members of 'Women of the Wall' praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, holding their prayer shawls. Getty Images.)

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