SHOTLIST 1. Walking shot Israeli police detaining member of Women of the Wall group 2. Ultra-Orthodox man shouting against Women of the Wall; UPSOUND: "We will not let the reformed desecrate the holy place" 3. Close-up man wearing prayer shawl; UPSOUND (Hebrew): "Pray but do it without singing" 4. Walking shot of Israeli police taking way member of Women of the Wall 5. Wide of Women of the Wall praying at Western Wall 6. SOUNDBITE (English): Micky Rosenfeld, Israeli police spokesman "Five women at the moment were questioned and are being questioned by Israeli police at the police station now for wearing religious garments, either the talit or tefillin, which is against the High Court order which the Israeli police obviously are implementing, and making sure that it's carried out and kept it." 7. Wide of Western Wall 8. Close-up woman wearing prayer shawl at Western Wall 9. Close of Meretz party member of Knesset, Tamar Zandberg, talking to Israeli police as women are being taken away 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Tamar Zandberg, Meretz party member of Knesset "Only yesterday we saw (Natan) Sharansky's (chairman of the quasi-governmental Jewish Agency) plan to have an equal place in the Kotel for prayer and the next thing we see this morning is arrests." 11. Wide of ultra-Orthodox men and Israeli police at Western Wall 12. Close of ultra-Orthodox men 13. Various of women praying at Western Wall STORYLINE Israeli police detained five women from a liberal Jewish women's group on Thursday as they tried to pray at a Jerusalem holy site, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. The women belong to "Women of the Wall," a liberal group that goes to the Western Wall each month to worship. They conduct certain rituals, such as wearing prayer shawls and skullcaps and singing out loud, practices reserved for men under strict Orthodox interpretations of Judaism. Meanwhile Israeli authorities have proposed a compromise that would establish a new section at the Western Wall where men and women can pray together, a groundbreaking initiative that would mark a significant victory by liberal streams of Judaism in their long quest for recognition. The proposal by the quasi-governmental Jewish Agency is aimed at ending turmoil surrounding the Orthodox establishment's monopoly over the site. The mastermind behind the idea is Natan Sharansky, chairman of the Jewish Agency. "Only yesterday we saw Sharansky's plan to have an equal place in the Kotel for prayer and the next thing we see this morning is arrests," said Tamar Zandberg, a Meretz party member of Knesset, wearing a prayer shawl at the Western Wall, also known as Kotel. While the proposal still needs government approval, it already risks upsetting Israel's powerful ultra-Orthodox community as well as the Western Wall's Muslim neighbours, reflecting the explosive mix of religious sensitivities in the area. The Western Wall, a retaining wall of the biblical Temple compound, is the holiest site where Jews can pray. Currently, it is divided into men's and women's sections. Orthodox rabbis, who control Israel's religious institutions, oppose mixed prayers. Under the plan, Israel would create a permanent area for mixed-gender and women-led prayer. It would be situated in an area on a lower level where limited mixed prayer already is allowed, but which mainly serves as an archaeological site. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/acdc06fd3b4f169b5b1e9220eae19497 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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►►SUBSCRIBE AS WE FIGHT THE GLOBALISTS TOGETHER◄◄ This is the first in a series of video's called 'Unlocking The Spiritual Tools of Yeshua!' The prayer Shawl or the Tallit is a biblical garment that is for believers, prayer intercessors and warriors, and can be used as a weapon against the enemy. Many in the modern Christian Church have stopped practising or acknowledging the use of the Tallit, and many no longer even speak about it. Links: † http://www.HappyTabernacle.wordpress.com † http://www.Twitter.com/HappyTabernacle HappyTabernacle™ is an alternative news source dedicated to enlightening the public on covert operations within our own governments. The Establishment is working extra hard to gain global control over the masses in 2017. We follow world events through the lens of truth, prophecy, and context. The information on this website may be controversial, disturbing, or frightening in nature, but they are a foreshadow of the coming times.
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AllFreeCrochet and AllFreeKnitting love making a difference through knit and crochet. We’ve hosted a number of different charity drives in the past, and we are excited to announce our next charity initiative - Prayer Shawls for Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL! From November 1 - December 1, 2017, we will be collecting your prayer shawls to donate to Rush. For more information, please go to: https://www.allfreecrochet.com/Crochet-for-Charity/Prayer-Shawls-for-Rush-Charity-Drive By crocheting or knitting a prayer shawl for someone in need, you will be helping provide a bit of comfort to those who need it most. The shawls often provide the patient warmth and a comforting embrace during difficult times. It lets them know that someone cares and it gives them hope of recovery and peace. Something so simple can be the brightest thing that has happened to the patient in some time, as many have often driven from great distances for treatment and have nothing comforting from home with them. That's where you come in, knitters and crocheters: we need your help in providing patients at Rush with knit and crochet prayer shawls. Whether you work up a quick and simple one-color shawl or channel all the brightness of a rainbow into your design, think warm thoughts of peace and hope while you do it. Once you finish your design, send it over to us! We'll be collecting all of your knit and crochet shawls to donate. Sign up for our free newsletter: https://www.allfreecrochet.com/section/subctr?s=qfJeRfmi Don’t Forget to Follow Us on Social Media! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllFreeCrochet/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/allfreecrochet/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allfreecrochet/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/allfreecrochet?lang=en About AllFreeCrochet AllFreeCrochet.com is a friendly crochet website and community that provides free crochet patterns, video tutorials, how-to content, and more to beginner and intermediate crochet enthusiasts. We provide completely free content through accessible and easy-to-follow patterns and tutorials. Our readers are 55+ intermediate crocheters who enjoy simple and easy-to-make projects and ideas that you can make in one night or over the weekend. AllFreeCrochet.com readers love crocheting baby clothes and blankets for the grandkids as well as scarves and accessories for their loved ones. Some of our most popular content includes wearable crochet patterns like hats, scarves, and shawls as well as home decor pieces such as granny square and ripple afghans. Our readers particularly enjoy short-term projects (like the newborn baby hat and beginner's crochet scarf), video tutorials and how-to technique pages.
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I recorded this video summer 2017, finally got it working. I discuss the topics of women wearing prayer shawls, makeup and fashion. A Lot of women have contacted me and asked me if wearing make up and pants is sin and if they need to wear prayer shawls to be heard by God. The answer is No, wearing make up and pants is NOT sin, and No God does not require women to wear prayer shawls to be heard, He requires a repentant heart. I wrote a facebook note about the TRUTH behind pharisee doctrine of prayer shawls/head scarves, you can read it at the below link: https://www.facebook.com/notes/jackie-price/jesus-is-not-commanding-women-to-wear-head-scarfs-in-order-to-pray-to-him-jesus-/10153205298931613/ I want to point out that many pharisees love to say its sin for women to wear pants, that is not truth, it is only sin for women to dress as a man if she has a wicked motive to appear as a man for homosexual intentions. Scripture is spiritually discerned, go to Jesus for truth in all things.
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Crochet this easy to follow Crochet Prayer Shawl. This shawl is similar to the Crochet Comfort Shawl. The difference is that it is bigger by 6 rows. Why this matters is due to the scallops at the edging. You cannot just add those scallops without mathematics involved. So if you loved the comfort shawl, this is a bigger one and the math works out. The tutorial will introduce this shawl and show you the difference. Essentially, you are repeating the 3 rows 2 extra times to get it to be bigger. Get the free pattern at: http://thecrochetcrowd.com/crochet-prayer-shawl-tutorial-2/ All of our videos are sorted by categories which include yarn brands. For our complete list of categories here on YouTube, please click https://www.youtube.com/user/mikeyssmail/playlists. We broadcast from Nova Scotia, Canada. I follow and use USA terminology in stitch demonstrations in techniques and patterns. Be inspired with 1000’s of free crochet patterns through our website https://thecrochetcrowd.com. Patterns are sorted by categories, yarn brands and weight class of yarn. We also have dedicated videos for the hard of hearing and deaf communities. We have a small volunteer team that works quietly trailing behind me to update videos with confirmed transcripts. This transcript also allows for the languages to be changed to many other languages spoken around the world. Look for videos with the “Subtitles” with the video thumbnail or use our dedicated Closed Captioning Playlist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSgxfHRddhQ&list=PLbHEcdQw1SaRoZsyIdzPlQDOFsea_1cW-
Views: 41237 The Crochet Crowd
A step by step tutorial shows you how to crochet shawls, scarves, baby blankets using the same V stitch! it is ideal for any yarn specially variegated yarns Very easy to follow hope you enjoy it!
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Bishop Francis is Founder and Senior Pastor of Ruach City Church (Brixton, south London), one of the largest and fastest growing fellowships in the United Kingdom. On the power-packed program, he explores Numbers 15, which speaks of the Tallit, or prayer shawl. In Jewish culture, a threadbare prayer shawl is treated with great respect, as a mantle of holiness, acquired from years of use. Traditionally, a tallit is likely to be given as a special gift, from father to son, from father-in-law to son-in-law, from teacher to student. You will be amazed at this interesting study and how it relates to you as a believer! July 29, 2013 - http://www.bennyhinn.org/
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Moriel TV is active in the area of discernment withstanding the popular apostasy in the contemporary church that The Word of God warns would precede the return of Jesus. We remain firmly aligned to the conviction that contemporary events in The Middle East , Europe, and in the church make the present time in history different from other eras when people thought it was the last days. We affirm the belief that Jesus is coming again and prophecy of His return is radically being fulfilled increasingly.
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Click Here for FULL TUTORIAL: https://www.allfreeknitting.com/knitting-for-charity/Guid-For-Giving-a-Prayer-Shawl Have you ever wondering why give someone a prayer shawl or wondering what a prayer shawl is? This Guide to Giving a Prayer Shawl has some great tips, tricks, and advice for anyone who has been thinking about making and giving a prayer shawl. If you have been wanting to either give more to society or charity, sometimes it is great to start with giving to people who mean a lot to you. These tips for prayer shawls can be truly inspiring for anyone looking to knit for a good cause! AllFreeKnitting is dedicated to the best free knitting patterns, tutorials, tips and articles on knitting. From easy knitted afghan patterns to complex lace knitting patterns, we find and deliver the best free knitting patterns from all over the web. Plus, we feature free product reviews and giveaways of all the latest and greatest products including yarn, knitting books, totes, and more. AllFreeKnitting is a wonderful online resource for knitters of all skill levels. Learn how to make a scarf with Heidi in this playlist: http://bit.ly/1NJDXEE Links To Our Websites ------------------------------------------------------ • For more projects visit us at: https://www.allfreeknitting.com/ • Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllFreeKnitting • Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/allfreeknitting • Find us on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/allfreeknit... • Be sure to subscribe!: http://bit.ly/1FZskY2
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The Hem of HIs Garment - Part 1 of 2. What is a Tzitzit? And do women need to wear head coverings? Paul was not a tradition tent maker but rather a maker of tzitzits. But what exactly does that mean? Buy the DVD here: https://bookstore.aroodawakening.tv/products/living-the-truth-volume-3 *Restoring the Hebrew Roots of the Christian faith!* http://www.aroodawakening.tv Find us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/michael.j.rood Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/michaelrood Visit the Rood Store: http://bookstore.aroodawakening.tv Donate: www.aroodawakening.tv/give
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Initially the instructions for this Crochet Prayer Shawl are daunting. For me, I had about 5 false starts on this project. For me, I had to clear my mind and grab my pencil to draw what is happening in the 1st row. From then, I was finally able to put trust in the pattern and hook it up. In the tutorial, I show you my little diagram I made and explain how this shawl works. Once you get it, you will think “AH HA!!! I’ve got this!” Get the free pattern at: http://thecrochetcrowd.com/crochet-prayer-shawl-tutorial/ All of our videos are sorted by categories which include yarn brands. For our complete list of categories here on YouTube, please click https://www.youtube.com/user/mikeyssmail/playlists. We broadcast from Nova Scotia, Canada. I follow and use USA terminology in stitch demonstrations in techniques and patterns. Be inspired with 1000’s of free crochet patterns through our website https://thecrochetcrowd.com. Patterns are sorted by categories, yarn brands and weight class of yarn. We also have dedicated videos for the hard of hearing and deaf communities. We have a small volunteer team that works quietly trailing behind me to update videos with confirmed transcripts. This transcript also allows for the languages to be changed to many other languages spoken around the world. Look for videos with the “Subtitles” with the video thumbnail or use our dedicated Closed Captioning Playlist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSgxfHRddhQ&list=PLbHEcdQw1SaRoZsyIdzPlQDOFsea_1cW-
Views: 83787 The Crochet Crowd
This Pattern is dedicated to all people who are dealing with a serious illness. It was made in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness and to my mom who has survived Cancer. FREE PATTERN AVAILABLE AT www.creativegrandma.net click on shop, then click on Creative Grandma Patterns, search for pattern # 508 also take a few minutes to view my other patterns which are available.
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Pastor Hagee is committed to change America and the world by being obedient to the Great Commission, to win the lost to Christ, to take America and the world back to the God of our Father. John Hagee's hard hitting preaching and wit is what makes John Hagee, America's preacher. Dr. John C. Hagee is the founder and Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a non-denominational evangelical church with more than 17,000 active members Pastor Hagee's passion is to reach the lost, fulfilling the Great Commission of proclaiming the gospel of Jesus. Directed by John Hagee SUBSCRIBE : https://www.youtube.com/user/JohnHageeMinistries1 View more Collection John Hagee Sermons 2015 at : https://www.youtube.com/user/JohnHageeMinistries1/playlists You can visit the website at : www.jhm.org Thank for watch my videos Like and Share If You Like This Video . God Bless You !
Views: 81634 Pastor John Hagee 2015
Pastor Benny Hinn having a powerful discussion with Bishop John Francis on the miracle healing & breakthrough of the prayer shawl from a Biblical point of view. Glory to God ! *video is ownership of Benny Hinn Ministries I am not the owner. God Bless
Views: 8235 Kelli H.
Free Pattern: http://bit.ly/2tx7sWv When you’re in need of a little comfort, wrap yourself in this prayer shawl, knit with Bernat Super Value and lots of love! Follow Us for More Inspiration! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yarnspirations/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yarnspirations/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/yarnspirations/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Yarnspirations1 Sign up for our newsletter & get 15% off your first purchase: http://www.yarnspirations.com/newsletter/subscriber/
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ATLANTA - At 94, Irene Marder is handing out hope, one prayer shawl at a time. If you spend enough time in a cancer center infusion room, you start to notice things. It's crowded, it’s quiet, and, as Emory Saint Joseph's Cancer Center newcomer David Thompson is learning, it's a little chilly in there. "They tell me you get real cold,” says Thompson. “This is only my second treatment. And you get real sensitive to cold." That’s why Irene Marder is letting cancer patients know she's got them covered. "They just seem to be amazed,” Marder says. “Yes, they are. I guess because I give them something pretty." That "something pretty" is a hand-stitched blanket, a prayer shawl. It takes Marder two days to crochet each one. "Some people were just taken aback, amazed that someone would do this,” says Marder’s daughter Patricia Shida. “But it's not just the prayer shawl, it's the prayers." Because while Irene Marder crochets, she prays over every stitch, blessing the stranger who will receive her blanket. "You walk into her apartment and you see her mouth moving constantly, as she is crocheting,” says her daughter.
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was gifted a traditional Jewish prayer shawl by a pastor during a visit to a black church in Detroit. Bishop Wayne Jackson of the Great Faith Ministries in Detroit draped the tallit around Trump’s shoulders after the candidate finished addressing the congregation. “Let me just put this on you,” Jackson said as the congregation burst into applause. The pastor said he fasted and prayed over the prayer shawl. “This is a prayer shawl straight from Israel. Whenever you’re flying from coast to coast — I know you just came back from Mexico and you’ll be flying from city to city — there is an anointing. And anointing is the power of God,” Jackson said. “It’s going to be sometimes in your life that you’re going to feel forsaken, you’re going to feel down, but the anointing is going to lift you up. I prayed over this personally and I fasted over it, and I wanted to just put this on you.” The pastor also presented Trump with two Jewish Heritage Study Bibles, one for the candidate and one for his wife, Melania.
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I love making prayer shawls. In response to the messages, comments, and emails I've decided to make a series of videos with some of my prayer shawls. Enjoy.
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To wear a tallit, start by holding it over your head while holding both edges of the embroidered edge. Discover how to wear a tallit with guidance from a Rabbi in this free video on Jewish culture. Expert: Rabbi Mordechai Salfer Contact: www.doresh.org Bio: Rabbi Mordechai Salfer is the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Doresh and holds a doctorate in psychology. Filmmaker: Aaron Zippin
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This paper craft project will accompany a gift of a prayer shawl. Prayer shawls are knitted while the knitter meditates on a prayer. This accordion shaped booklet explains the concept of the prayer shawl and includes the custom written prayers.
Views: 3746 June Campbell
http://www.dordeah.com The reason Orthodox rabbis discourage women from wearing a talith even though it is technically permissible is because women are not obligated to put sisith on four cornered garments as men are -- even though they are allowed to. The concern is that, as we see with the Reform movement, many women will begin passionately keeping certain commands they are not even obligated in, simply to assert their equality with men, while not giving priority to those commands that they are actually obligated in. On another note, wearing a talith will enable a woman to cover her head while praying, as is mandated while praying the Amida. Additionally, for those who oppose the wearing of a radidh due to its similarity to Muslim dress, placement of sisith on the four corners of the woman's head-covering would give a unique indication to the woman's Jewishness, thus resolving this particular objection to a greater level of modest clothing.
Views: 13470 MidEast American
During Team Nicaragua's 2013 trip we had many opportunities to pray with people for real needs. Over 10 days we gave away four Prayer Shawls (knit shawls made by Brook Hill knitters and blessed by the laying on of hands): (1) to Darlene Castro, a pastor's wife whose sister (age 32) died earlier this year (knit by Jean Thornton); (2) to Lynne Schweitzer, our friend in Nicaraguan ministry for many years (knit by Sanci Canella); (3) to Francis Rodriguez, a pastor's wife diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (knit by Penny Ferguson); and (4) to Sandra (shown here), a young wife and mother in San Antonio whose husband was shot and nearly killed by thieves who stole his bicycle (knit by Barbara Jordan). We thank God for these ministry opportunities.
Views: 297 Brook Hill UMC Team Nicaragua
Learn more about Rush University Medical Center's "Prayer Shawls at Rush" program and learn how you can help donate knit and crochet prayer shawls. AllFreeCrochet and AllFreeKnitting will be collecting knit and crochet prayer shawls throughout September to help benefit the patients at Rush University Medical Center Details about the charity drive: http://www.stitchandunwind.com/prayer-shawls-for-rush-charity-drive/ Links To Our Websites ------------------------------------------------------ • For more projects visit us at: http://www.allfreecrochet.com • Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/allfreecrochet • Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/allfreecrochet • Find us on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/allfreecrochet/ • Be sure to subscribe!: http://bit.ly/1IZ3neq
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Rabbi Irwin S. Beigel provides an informative description of the Talis, the shawl used by Jewish males when praying. This short video will make you a Talis maven in minutes. The video was recorded in the Chapel in the Beth Tzedec Congregation, Toronto, Ontario. Produced by the Beth Tzedec Synagogue Men's Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. cedezthteb Beth Tzedec Synagogue Men's Club Production: Larry Rachlin
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Excerpt from sermon . "1 Corinthians 10- Destroyed of the Destroyer" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4USSlnEVyqw&t=33s http://www.faithfulwordbaptist.org/page5.html Preached at Faithful Word Baptist Church Los Angeles, California Here is the link to make an online donation to Faithful Word Baptist Church: https://www.truebornsons.com/donate-to-fwbc/
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Below is a list of timestamps for your convenience & Please feel free to check out my other YouTube Channel "Fiber Spider Games" @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8h20_ww2Fi184eQQf1roJg Here is a link to Purpleiguana's pattern on Ravelry - https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-breezy-shawl-3 Row 1 - 02:55 Row 2 - 05:03 Row 3 - 07:48 Row 4 - 11:35 Repeat rows Row 3 - 14:50 Row 4 - 18:41
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Prayers shawls are given to people in their times of need, including those affected by the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
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SHOTLIST 1. Wide of Western Wall 2. Pan of members of group called Women of the Wall praying at Western Wall 3. Mid of Israeli police officers watching from a lookout Women of the Wall praying 4. Wide of members of Women of the Wall praying 5. Various of woman wearing skullcaps (traditionally only worn by men) praying at Western Wall 6. Mid of Israeli police officer taking away woman 7. Various of police officers taking away women 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Shulamit Magnus, founding member of Women of the Wall: "In the beginning we were attacked physically, you know; that has stopped but our basic right to go is being impeded as we speak. And they are turning this into a political issue and it's not, they are making it one, we just want to doven (= Yiddish word for pray). If they would ignore us, we would just go about our business and that would be it. And they turn it into this absurd issue, and as you well know, there is no halachic (referring to Jewish law) basis to stop us. This all political and absurd." 9. Pan of woman taken away by Israeli police officer 10. Various of Israeli police officers stopping women at entrance of Western Wall, confiscating shawls 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Laura Geller, a rabbi at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, US: "There is no need for this, it could happen, it will be over and it wouldn't necessarily interfere with other people's religious experience. ?The Wall needs to be big enough for us to find a way to share it, as it means so much to all of us." 12. Wide of men praying at Western Wall 13. Wide of fence dividing women's and men's section at Western Wall 14. SOUNDBITE (Hebrew) ?Shmuel Rabinowitz, ?Western Wall rabbi: "?We try to follow the customs that our grandfathers did. What was done 100 years ago, 200 years ago, and we try to keep extremism away." 15. Various of Women of the Wall dancing and singing at Western Wall STORYLINE In addition to searching people for weapons, security guards at the Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray, were on Friday preventing women from entering wearing prayer shawls. The shawls are ubiquitous at the holy site but under Orthodox Jewish tradition are only to be worn by men. When members of a group called Women of the Wall attempted on Friday to enter the area wearing shawls, their multicoloured garments were confiscated. Women of the Wall is an Israel-based group who want women to have the right to pray at the Western Wall in the same way as men can, specifically to be able to wear a prayer shawl, a skullcap and phylacteries (small black leather boxes bearing religious script), as well as to be allowed to read the Torah collectively and out loud. The women hold a monthly gathering at the Western Wall, at which they attempt to wear or smuggle in prayer shawls to wear. Members of the group have endured arrests, heckling and legal battles in their 25 year battle to attain what they say are their inalienable rights, to pray and worship at the Western Wall wearing garb which, according to Israel's predominantly Orthodox Jewish tradition, only men can wear. "In the beginning we were attacked physically, you know, that has stopped but our basic right to go is being impeded as we speak," said Shulamit Magnus, a founding member of Women of the Wall, as fellow members were being taken away by police on Friday. Liberal Reform Judaism, which is marginal in Israel but which is the largest denomination in the US, allows women to be ordained as rabbis, read from the Torah, the Jewish holy book, and wear prayer shawls. "There is no halachic (Jewish law) basis to stop us," argues Magnus. "This all political and absurd." "There is no need for this," Geller said. Under Orthodox custom men and women must pray separately. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3b185166747e62e0e9f4af67a671e0fb Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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