Not many people were aware until last week that it is against the law in Israel for a woman to wear a tallit, or prayer shawl, at the Western Wall. But when four women were detained last Friday and interrogated by police for violating this prohibition, the news reverberated around the Jewish world.
The women, released after a few hours of questioning, were participating in the monthly prayer service held by Women of the Wall to mark the beginning of the Jewish month.
This was not the first time participants in the service clashed with police, but it was the first time that non-Israelis were detained - in this case, two 18-year-olds from Britain participating in the Netzer Olami Shnat gap-year program, which is affiliated with the Reform youth movement.
The two also happened to be the youngest women ever dragged away from the Western Wall plaza for donning a tallit.
Just wait a second.
The campaign of the Women of the Wall is one of the most famous within Reform Judaism.
Haaretz blasts it in the media.
And the counselors and teachers of these teenagers had the responsibility to so inform them of the restrictions.
But all this is BS.
They knew aforehand.
What are they, stupid?