After 14 years, the Israeli Supreme Court has ruled that Nashot Hakotel (Women of the Wall) may no longer conduct prayer services at the Western Wall.

When asked for comment, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich, the rabbi of the Western Wall, remarked that the decision “prevented desecration of a holy site,” suggesting that the behavior of women who wear prayer shawls and phylacteries is “provacative.”

G!d forbid all Jews, women and men, should be entitled to pray at this holy site in safety and with dignity.