Nofrat Frenkel

Illegal Prayer: Nofrat Frenkel (right), the author, reading from the Torah.

The ‘Crime’ of Praying with a Tallit, and a Plea for Tolerance

Fifth-year medical student Nofrat Frenkel was recently arrested for wearing a talit at the Kotel. Authorities said she was “performing a religious act that offends the feelings of others.” In this essay, Frenkel writes about her arrest.