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    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police Monday detained 10 women, including the sister of American comic Sarah Silverman, as they tried to pray at a Jerusalem holy site, the head of a liberal Jewish women's group said.

    Anat Hoffman, who was among those detained, said the women were stopped because they were wearing religious garb that Orthodox Judaism reserves for men only. The incident occurred at the Western Wall, one of Judaism's holiest sites.

    Silverman's sister Susan, a Jerusalem rabbi from the liberal Reform stream of Judaism, was detained along with her teenage daughter.

    Sarah Silverman wrote on her Facebook page that she was "SO proud" of her sister and niece for their "civil disobedience." The original post included more explicit language typical of Silverman's humor.

    The women belong to "Women of the Wall," a liberal group that goes to the Western Wall each month to worship. They conduct certain rituals, such as wearing prayer shawls and skullcaps and singing out loud, practices reserved for men under strict Orthodox interpretations of Judaism. Hoffman, who was among those detained, is chairwoman of the group.

    Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the women were detained because they acted against court-ordered regulations that bar women from wearing prayer shawls at the Western Wall so as not to offend Orthodox Jewish worshippers. Rosenfeld said the women were released after several hours.

    The group has been gathering at the Western Wall for a quarter century, but in recent years its activists have been increasingly detained by police. Hoffman, who chairs the group, said no woman detained has ever been formally charged with any crime.

    "This is just attrition," said Hoffman. "They want to the group to become frightened."

    The Monday detentions took place after about 300 people gathered at a prayer service at the Western Wall to protest Orthodox control of the site. Among the worshippers in the group, Hoffman said, were about 100 male supporters, including veterans from the legendary Israeli paratroopers' battalion that captured Jerusalem's ancient walled Old City, including the Western Wall, in the 1967 Middle East War.

    In December, after Hoffman was arrested under similar circumstances, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the head of the semi-governmental Jewish Agency to come up with solutions that would allow for non-Orthodox women to pray freely at the site.

    Hoffman said two of the women held by police were American rabbis from the egalitarian Conservative Jewish movement who missed a scheduled meeting with the Jewish Agency chief to discuss the very issue that landed them in police custody.



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    In other news, 30 Palestinian children starved to death. (Not really, although Im sure many are starving) Good on ya Silversibling, now protest the real tragedy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bolil View Post
    In other news, 30 Palestinian children starved to death. (Not really, although Im sure many are starving) Good on ya Silversibling, now protest the real tragedy.
    The real tragedy that is...no Palestinian Children starved? Right.

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    Starved to death? Maybe. Starving, absolutely. Are you a zionist? If so we should stop here Ill ignore you, you ignore me.
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    What were they praying to?

    God left that temple long ago.

    He won't be back there till he comes to remove the Abomination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bolil View Post
    Starved to death? Maybe. Starving, absolutely. Are you a zionist? If so we should stop here Ill ignore you, you ignore me.
    Im a supporter of facts. You state Palestinian children are starving. There not. End of story.

    Its about not being bias towards either side. Being impartial. You clearly arent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwax23 View Post
    Im a supporter of facts. You state Palestinian children are starving. There not. End of story.

    Its about not being bias towards either side. Being impartial. You clearly arent.
    facts don't need your support, they are facts. Palestinian children are without a doubt starving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Confederate View Post
    Sarah Who?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bolil View Post
    facts don't need your support, they are facts. Palestinian children are without a doubt starving.
    Then it wont be hard for you to post one reputable source then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwax23 View Post
    Then it wont be hard for you to post one reputable source then.
    They don't try to starve them; they very scientifically try to keep them a hair away from starvation.

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    Do a google search. Or bing. Is that murray rothbard on your avatar? hmmm, inappropriate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bolil View Post
    Do a google search. Or bing. Is that murray rothbard on your avatar? hmmm, inappropriate.
    Milton Friedman.

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    Jesus Christ.

    First its Milton Friedman. Even if it was Rothbard how would it be inappropriate? Do you know who rothbard is? Read any of his works?

    Second I did do a google search and theres nothing.

    Thing is this isnt about being anti or pro israel this is about you being an Idiot.

    Even the biggest critics of israel dont claim Palestinians are starving because they know its not true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwax23 View Post
    Jesus Christ.

    First its Milton Friedman. Even if it was Rothbard how would it be inappropriate? Do you know who rothbard is? Read any of his works?

    Second I did do a google search and theres nothing.

    Thing is this isnt about being anti or pro israel this is about you being an Idiot.

    Even the biggest critics of israel dont claim Palestinians are starving because they know its not true.
    Palestinians aren't starving, but Israel has carefully calculated how much food to let into Gaza in order to not let them starve but keep them close to the point of starvation and starve them quickly in a full-on blockade.

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    Palestinians aren't starving, but Israel has carefully calculated how much food to let into Gaza in order to not let them starve but keep them close to the point of starvation and starve them quickly in a full-on blockade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwax23 View Post
    Jesus Christ.

    First its Milton Friedman. Even if it was Rothbard how would it be inappropriate? Do you know who rothbard is? Read any of his works?

    Second I did do a google search and theres nothing.

    Thing is this isnt about being anti or pro israel this is about you being an Idiot.

    Even the biggest critics of israel dont claim Palestinians are starving because they know its not true.
    In lieu of spelling talent, you might consider running a spell check before calling someone an "idiot."
    You did a google search, good, it indicates that you have an ability to follow simple instructions. Here is the next step, go on Amazon or to your public library and look for a book on the intafada. Open, and read. Make sure you have a dictionary handy.
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    Starving
    1. To suffer or die from extreme or prolonged lack of food.
    I yearned for a reason, I sought and I fought only to realize that there are no reasons but the ones we choose.
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