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Women of the Wall is a sham

women of the wallPretty much the entire Jewish world is talking about Women of the Wall, they have either desecrated one of the worlds holy sites or made it holy by standing up for women’s rights, but I’m not sure that either are correct. Since when do we even allow women to come to the wall in the first place. Do women have a chiyuv to daven? We all know hashem is slow to even answer the prayers of men who daven without a minyan and at the wall, women are too far from a minyan to have their prayers answered. So basically all women who go to the kotel to pray are violating many laws pertaining to bracha l’vatala. They are also taking up space which could be used for men, men who actually have a valid chiyuv to daven.

I’m actually quite surprised that the Charedim haven’t taken this angle yet, in many neighborhoods the laws against women (in the name of modesty of course) are so strict that many stores have separate hours, sidewalks have separate sides, and women have to sit in the back of the bus. These are in reference to mundane matters, yet the holy kotel is still a coed affair. One would think that at such a holy site, the women would either be banned, or restricted to certian times.

Fact is, I’m kind of embarrassed that the one time I would agree with the Charedim on something (an actual issue of halachic nature) they are being very weak. They are weak in their resilience against the true forces of evil, women of the wall is just an excuse to get riled up for many people, but if they would look at the larger picture they would realize that women don’t belong at the wall.

In this case, the frum women who are not putting on tefillin or laining from the Torah are just as at fault. Are they really there to pray their hearts out? Why couldn’t they just do it at home? Do they actually think that praying yechidus at the wall is better? Why not send their husbands to pray and insert notes? Why not be a true baal habusta and tend to the home while your husband does the work that Hashem intended of him and not of you.

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  • Me July 11, 2013, 10:50 AM

    Heshy women do have a chiyuv do daven, they just don’t have a chiyuv do daven at at specific time and with a minyan. There is NO problem with women davening at the wall, thousands of Orthodox women daven there all the time without incicdent. The problem is them wearing tallis and tefilin and laining.
    I don’t understand why if the Reform and Conservative think that the Bais Hamikdash is unimportant and that there will never be a sacrificial service again, why are they interested in the Wall?
    Many non frum like to point out that there was no mechitzah at the wall prior to 1967. That is because the Jordanians, the British and the Turks wouldn’t let us have one!

    • Heshy Fried July 11, 2013, 11:00 AM

      Just because thousands of people do something, doesn’t mean it’s right. Until this year, thousands of people ate quinoa on pesach, this year they realized they were eating treife. Eventually I’m hoping that those fighting women of the wall wake up and realize that there is nothing halachically wrong with women laining, wearing tefillin, or talesim, but they just don’t need to do it at the wall – they will also realize that women should have a time for wall prayer, a time when men are either learning or working and a time when women are not tending to the stove or children.

      I sincerely believe that until we are zoche to see a men only wall, we will be in golus controled by feminists.

      • Shragi July 11, 2013, 7:30 PM

        Forget the stupid Sharansky plan, go with the Heshy plan; the women should be at the kosel at a time which is “neither day nor night” and, as a bonus for all their hard work, they can have the whole thing for themselves.

  • anon109 July 11, 2013, 11:39 AM

    Brilliant work. It is evident that the reform and other so-called forms of Judaism are weakening true Torah values. You are a true defender of the faith.

  • Telz Angel July 11, 2013, 12:58 PM

    I know many of the bocherim in Telz Yeshiva fully endorse a world that is filled with men. Men in the mikvah, men against the wall, men with their tzitzis hanging out swinging suggestively to and fro. It would make them very happy.

    • Shragi July 11, 2013, 7:31 PM

      The only wall in Telz that still has any men on it is the mizrach vant.

      • TO SHRAGI July 11, 2013, 7:46 PM

        why the hate?

        • Shragi July 11, 2013, 7:49 PM

          Why the multiple names?
          And why the trolling?
          And where is there any hate in my comment?

          • Anonymous July 11, 2013, 7:58 PM

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  • shocked July 11, 2013, 1:22 PM

    Wow. I thought you were being sarcastic until i read ur comments. Come on this is the weakest and simplest way Of seeing an issue. be knowlegable in an area of study before making grand sweeping generalizations. Actually u can do whatever the hell u want bc its ur blog. Please. I beg you. Learn chassidus. Learn why before the how. I smart chap like u ought to try 🙂

    • I can't believe you thought he was serious July 11, 2013, 8:17 PM

      Since Heshy is probably having a good laugh at all the serious comments, I figured I’d chime in about how Heshy works.

      If it sounds too extreme to the left or the right it’s probably satire

      If it sounds like something you as a frum heimishe person agree with, it’s probably satire.

      If it happens to be on this site and it isn’t something waxing poetic about mountain biking, chabad girls, or the bay area, it’s probably satire.

      If it’s on this site at all, it’s satire or humor 95% of the time.

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  • Anonymous July 14, 2013, 5:15 AM

    Dear Heshy,

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