Sarah Silverman attends Western Wall Hanukkah menorah lighting in support of women’s rights

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A photo of five women, including Sarah Silverman, holding a lit menorah at the Western Wall.

courtesy Women of the Wall

More than 100 women, including comedian Sarah Silverman, second from right, participated in the first-ever Hanukkah candle lighting in the women's section of the Western Wall.

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JERUSALEM (RNS) For decades, the site’s sole menorah has been lit on the men’s side of the wall, a fact that has angered Israeli and American women’s rights activists.