In my opinion, as long as they are in the women's section, they can do whatever they want as an expression of prayer. Well, no undressing.
However, the Supreme Court has decided what they can and cannot do and they refuse to accept those limitations. In that case, how can they complain when they are detained?
Moreover, where is their solidarity with a parallel group of people campaigning for their religious rights, on the Temple Mount specifically? Or are they hypocritical?
The face-off at the security gate outside the Western Wall one Friday this month was familiar: for more than two decades, women have been making a monthly pilgrimage to pray at one of Judaism’s holiest sites in a manner traditionally preserved for men, and the police have stopped them in the name of maintaining public order.
...Bonna Devora Haberman, 52, of Women of the Wall, was confronted by the police this month after trying to bring in her prayer shawl...“How can you say this to me?” demanded a tearful Bonna Devora Haberman, 52, a Canadian immigrant who helped found the group Women of the Wall in 1988. “I’m a Jew. This is my state.” The officer was unmoved. “At the Western Wall, you can’t pray with a tallit,” he said, referring to the fringed prayer shawl in Ms. Haberman’s backpack. “You can’t go in with it.”
...to pray as they wish at the site has become a rallying cause for liberal Jews in the United States and around the world...
“The next chapter of what it means to be a Jewish state is being defined right now,” said Elana Sztokman, the director of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, who is writing a book that includes a chapter about Women of the Wall. “We have to figure out what does Israel want, what role do we really want religion to have in this state? And it’s happening on the backs of women.”
...said Anat Hoffman, the group’s leader. “Many of Israel’s best inventions were imports,” she added. “For example: Zionism.”
That last statement is ridiculous, by the way. Nonsensical. Since Zionism means bringing Jews back to Israel, of course it started in Eretz-Yisrael even though those that fulfill it come from abroad - because they have to return.
And why not ecstasy?
A half-hour later, Ms. Haberman was dancing and singing hymns in the women’s section of the Western Wall, tears replaced by a grin of what she called “ecstasy.” Soon after, she and the others were at Robinson’s Arch, wrapped in their shawls as they read from the Torah.
Is Reform ecstasy different than Ultra-Orthodox ecstasy?