Religion & Beliefs

Woman Arrested for Carrying Torah Speaks to Blog

Following the arrest today of Anat Hoffman – chair of Women of the Wall, and former Jerusalem municipal council member – for being a woman holding a Torah at the Western Wall plaza, Hoffman offered her first-hand account of this … Read More

By / July 12, 2010

Following the arrest today of Anat Hoffman – chair of Women of the Wall, and former Jerusalem municipal council member – for being a woman holding a Torah at the Western Wall plaza, Hoffman offered her first-hand account of this morning’s events to The Sisterhood. She said:

We did nothing wrong. We were fully within the guidelines of the Supreme Court ruling which allows us to hold the Torah. We were not reading from the Torah. We were just singing and praying, and on our way to Robinson’s Arch to complete the service, as per the terms of the Supreme Court. There was absolutely no reason for me to be arrested.

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