Jewish tradition that we have entered into mar Cheshvan, bitter Cheshvan (the new Jewish month that started Tuesday night) because this month has no holidays. Last night we entered mar Cheshvan because of the horrific events that occurred at the Western Wall.
From the stories I read, Anat Hoffman (who I wrote about here was arrested for reciting the Shema and wearing a prayer shawl. I don’t even believe the words as I type them. Anat was arrested for reciting the central text of the Jewish people aloud. The latest article I could find is here. There is also a report written by the Director of the Israel Religious Action Center including a video here.
Anat was treated terribly while in prison overnight. She is now at home recovering.