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Synagogue wants to keep girls hidden

    The rabbi of one of London's oldest strictly Orthodox synagogues has been worrying that its women are too visible to men at prayer.

    In a letter to the Hendon Adath Yisroel board, Rabbi Pinchas Roberts proprosed replacing its latticework mechitzah (partition) with one-way glass, so that women could have an "unobstructed view" of synagogue proceedings and men focus on prayer "without any distraction".

    But a synagogue spokesman said the idea had now been withdrawn.

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