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A group of Israeli feminists recently gathered at the Western Wall to pray and protest cultural and legal clothing restrictions.  A ruling by the Israeli Supreme Court made women wearing the tallit punishable by a fine or jail time.  Women who have worn the tallit in public have faced verbal and physical persecution.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/22/world/middleeast/22jerusalem.html?_r=1&ref=global-home
WOW was founded in 1989.  The members are devoted to promoting the inclusion of women in various Jewish practices such as; reading from the Torah, wearing the tallit and kippah, and laying the tefillin during services.

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