Religious Services Minister David Azoulay has called for the attorney general to take legal action against Women of the Wall, after the feminist prayer group held a female version of a traditionally male priestly benediction in Jerusalem on Monday.

The ceremony took place at the Western Wall despite a ban imposed by Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit, featuring a female adaptation of the blessing which is traditionally recited for cohanim, the descendants of ancient Jewish priests. […]

Azoulay asked Mendelblit to see to it that the female priestly blessing ceremonies are not held at the Wall in the future. “I would ask you to take every measure against violators of the law. I would ask that you see fit to instruct the police that the holding of future ceremonies of this kind not be permitted.”