Since the first arrest of this nature back in 2009, a number of women have been detained by Israeli security for attempting to pray at Jerusalem's Western Wall with tallitot, fringed prayer shawls that are traditionally reserved for men. While the Wall (called the Kotel by some) is considered one of the great equalizers of the Jewish faith, where Israeli and international people of all denominations of Judaism can pray together, some of its older rules and regulations are currently under attack by Israel's Reform Movement. Women and tallitot is one issue under fire, as well as the gendered segregation at the main part of the Wall.
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