Sarah Silverman’s Sister Arrested at Religious Feminist Protest in Israel

If you haven’t heard of the Women of the Wall, you should definitely look them up. The activist group regularly protests and speaks out against the laws for Israel’s holiest Jewish site, the Western Wall/Kotel. The Kotel is divided into a men’s and women’s section, but the women’s section is smaller and does not allow singing, praying out loud, or women wearing garments like tallits which are traditionally associated with men. The Jerusalem Post reports that ten women were arrested at the Kotel for wearing prayer shawls, including Women of the Wall founder/leader Anat Hoffman and Rabbi Susan Silverman, who just so happens to be the sister of comedian Sarah Silverman. It’s not clear whether Rabbi Silverman has been released or is still being detained and questioned by the police, but FGP salutes her for her commitment to equality.

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