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[Jerusalem, December 18. Image via AP]

Standing under umbrellas, Israeli women of the Women of the Wall organization pray at the Western Wall, Judiasm's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, Dec. 18, 2009. Since its founding in 1989, Women of the Wall has fought a legal battle asserting a right to conduct organized prayer at the Western Wall. The group has included women reading from the Torah and wearing prayer accessories that in orthodox Judaism are used only by men. (AP Photo/ Tara Todras-Whitehill)

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This text? Makes no sense.

Since when can't women pray at the Wailing Wall?

I guess they mean pray at every section of the wall. Because it's split into a men's and a woman's section, and the women's section is far smaller. But women pray at the wall. I must be missing something.

I thought the controversy was that they were wearing tefillim. Or, are these women trying to start a minyan?