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I don't think that there is any specific rule regarding the mechitzah placement. The Bet Hamikdash (Temple in Jerusalem) had a women's "gallery" which was like a balcony. From my understanding, most "European" fashioned shuls (synagogues) had a women's balcony. In NYC as well as many other U.S. cities where large shul buildings were constructed in the early ...


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There is no unified custom across Orthodox shuls. As i commented above: Not everyone has the mechitzah down the middle like that. I've noticed in many Sfardi souls, the women's section is in the back. Some places have a gallery on the second floor. Still others might have the men's section in the middle, and the women's split across the sides. I have ...



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