Liberal rabbis urge ‘Wear your tallitot’

December 17, 2009

The Liberal Movement is urging Jews to wear their tallitot this
Shabbat in solidarity with Women of the Wall (WOW), following the arrest of a woman who wore a tallit at the kotel.

Rabbi Danny Rich, chief executive of Liberal Judaism, said: “It is ironic that during the celebration of Chanucah which recalls the example of the few who fought for religious freedom, it is in the very same land — of Israel — that women are forced to fight for their religious rights.

“Although it is not our universal custom, I am calling upon our congregants to wear their tallitot both on Erev Shabbat and on Shabbat morning.”

Last updated: 5:04pm, December 17 2009