A monthly prayer gathering by Women of the Wall at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City has resulted in 10 arrests, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Women of the Wall founder Anat Hoffman was among those arrested for wearing a tallit (prayer shawl), along with Rabbi Susan Silverman, who is the sister of comedian Sarah Silverman. Silverman’s daughter, Hallel Abramovitz, 17, also was among the women arrested at the Western Wall plaza, as they walked through the security gate toward Robinson’s arch. Also arrested were two U.S. rabbis, Debra Cantor of B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom in Bloomfield, Conn., and Robin Fryer Bodzin of the Israel Center of Conservative Judaism in New York City
The prayer service featured veterans from the 1967 Six Day War, who fought at the Western Wall. The IDF veterans spoke in support of Women of the Wall:
(JTA contributed to this story.)