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Feminist organization prays to welcome new Hebrew month in Jerusalem

03-05-2014 10:58 BJT

Members of Women of the Wall pray to welcome the new Hebrew month of "Adar Bet" atthe Western Wall in Jerusalem, on March 3, 2014. "Women of the Wall" is a multi-denominational feminist organization based in Israelwhose goal is to secure the rights of women to pray at theWestern Wall in a fashion that consists of singing, reading aloudfrom the Torah and wearing religious garments (tallit, tefillin andkippah), traditionally worn only by men. The group holds monthly prayer services for women on Rosh Hodesh, the first day of every month in the Hebrew calendar, marked by the appearance of the newmoon. (Xinhua/Gil Cohen Magen)

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