In response to plans by a controversial group of women who call themselves Nashot haKotel (Women of the Wall) to don talleisos and read from a seferTorah at the Kosel on Friday, Rosh Chodesh Sivan, a new group of women, Women for the Wall, is calling for preemptive action.
This group is calling upon all women who value Jewish tradition to come to the Kosel at 6:30 a.m. on Rosh Chodesh, to daven and say Tehillim for Klal Yisrael and the great dangers to Torah and Judaism posed by these groups.
“In so doing, these Bnos Yisrael will arrive before the Women of the Wall, and show the Israeli government and world media that the vast majority of women who wish to pray at the Kosel oppose any changes,” the group told Hamodia.
“We only want to pray with sincerity and quiet,” said Ronit Peskin, Director of Women for the Wall. “Women should pray and demonstrate by example, not respond to their shouting and provocative behavior.” She emphasized that each woman must come intending to create a Kiddush Hashem in every aspect of her behavior and tefillah.
Though launched only a few weeks ago, the Women for the Wall have already received the endorsements of Rabbanim representing a wide swath of the Chareidi and Dati Leumi communities.