In some ways I agree with the title of Heshy's post, My problem with Women of the Wall is that I agree with both sides. But on the whole I think that it's a lot of nerve for any group to try to take over a place they frequent barely an hour or two a month. That's even before getting into issues. IMHO that simple fact supersedes the issues entirely.
That simple fact, that this group of WOW* women, some who are very sincere in their belief that they are only trying to be good Jews, are trying to force their opinions on hundreds of thousands, if not millions of others, is outrageous and immoral. They have turned the Kotel into a media circus.
I go to Shiloh HaKeduma, Tel Shiloh to pray on Rosh Chodesh. My friends and I sing Hallel out loud. We don't feel any need to add what mainstream Torah Judaism considers men's spiritual/ritual apparel to heighten our prayers.
*I suggest reading Ronit Peskin's report, Massive Prayer Rally at the Kotel Today- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
If you're interested in joining us at Tel Shiloh, where the Mishkan, Holy Tabernacle rested for 369 years, that was before Jerusalem became Judaism's holiest city, there's more information here.
Next month, G-d willing we'll be back at Shiloh HaKeduma to pray, again, together.
Rosh Chodesh Tammuz
ראש חודש תמוז בתל שילה
יום א' 9-6 א' תמוז תשע"ג 8:30
יהיה דבר תורה קצר וסיור בתל
נא לבוא, לפרסם ולהזמין חברות, משפחה ושכנות