Rachael responds to the recent story of a woman who was arrested for praying at the Western Wall because she was wearing a tallit. Rachael asks how we can speculate what a person’s intent is and what their rights are as a member of the Jewish community.
Posts Tagged ‘Jerusalem’
The other day I was talking to one of my daughters who just finished working in a Jewish day care for the summer. She laughingly told me of a conversation she had with one of the 3 year olds. The group had just finished watching a slide show on Israel and it included slides of the Western Wall in Jerusalem filled with people praying. The 3 year old asked what the people were doing at the wall and the adults answered: they’re praying.
Wanting to give a mystery moment to the children, one of the adults continued and said that no matter where you are in the city of Jerusalem, you would always face the direction of the wall when you prayed.
The 3 year old sat quietly thinking and then her face lit up and she said: ‘Oh, I get it! So in Jerusalem everyone prays to a wall and in the rest of the world we pray to God!’
Sometimes too much information isn’t a good thing…