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Liberal Jewish women activists blocked at Western Wall

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Several thousand ultra-Orthodox protesters effectively blocked Jewish women activists campaigning for equal worship rights at the Western Wall from holding a monthly prayer session on Monday at the holy site.Full story

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Western Wall rabbi is threatened over women's prayer group

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police are investigating threats to hurt the rabbi in charge of Jerusalem's Western Wall if he does not allow a Jewish women's prayer group equal worship rights at the holy site, a police spokesman said on Monday. Full story

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Israel detains five women in Western Wall prayer protest

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Israeli police detained five women activists for wearing prayer shawls at Jerusalem's Western Wall, a practice which Orthodox tradition sees as solely for men. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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