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Jailed for Prayer?

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Jailed for Prayer?

Jailed for Prayer?

Jailed for Prayer?

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Linda Gradstein reports that a new law proposed by Israel's legislature, the Knesset, would punish groups of women who pray at the "Wailing Wall," an important Jewish shrine in Jerusalem. Women who worship in prayer shawls or chant from the Torah at the site would be put in prison for up to seven years.