IsraelNN.com: 'Women of the Wall' Arrested for Provocation
Police arrested three “women of the Wall’ after they violated High Court limitations and wore prayer shawls in a “Rosh Chodesh” protest.Police arrested three “women of the Wall’ after they violated High Court limitations and wore prayer shawls in a protest marking the beginning of the Hebrew month of Elul. Police warned the women before arresting them.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, August 19, 2012
The protest movement, led mostly by Reform and Conservative Jews, has campaigned against Jewish law and centuries-old customs. (cont.)
It's one thing for women to wear tallith and tefillin in private, the modest way in which RaSh"i's daughters wore tefillin to enhance their kewanna (intent). They knew it was immodest (in more than one way) to have done so in public.
Women who do so in public, mostly do not know any better, and must be educated.
Those who do know better are rebellious women, ba'aloth gaiwah (prideful), and not at all behaving like B'noth Yisrael. Rather they behave (...and think, and feel) like Westerners, are concerned with Western (ie. non-authentically Jewish) values and sensibilities, and possess a Western/progressive, "do what I want" attitude.
Feminism, egalitarianism, pluralism (save for perhaps minhaggim, music, and such), and even turning major decisions over to the masses to determine the will of the people by a "vote" are NOT Jewish concepts, not in the least.
"Conservative?" "Reform?" Translation: possibly includes those who underwent sham conversions, or whose mothers did. In other words, this begs the question, just exactly how many of them are even Jewish?
Furthermore, these women see it as their duty and purpose to battle HaZa"L (Our Sages z"l), otherwise known to them as the "oppressive hierarchical patriarchy," who "infantilize women" and "silence the woman's voice."
Those who do not overtly spit on the words of HaZa"L, work overtime to distort them, bending them to serve their agendas.
Kol HaKavod to Tzvi for including this important, last paragraph.
Orthodox women's groups have asserted in the past that the real "Women of the Wall" are the masses of devoutly Orthodox women who pray there fervently night and day, every day - not just on Rosh Chodesh - and that they have the right to have their traditional form of prayer observed without having to deal with provocations.
Of course, the so-called "Women Of The Wall" believe that they know better than their "oppressed" sisters.
For women who claim to be righteous, they certainly are quite selfish, to say the least.