On the night of Shavuot, the Jewish holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah, haredim have posted signs telling women not to walk to the Kotel. However, if they choose to disregard this warning, women are instructed to use a different route than men. The walk to the Kotel begins at about 3 am, and people walk from all over Jerusalem to pray there at sunrise. But now women if they choose to pray there are expected to walk at night – alone.
Rafi G reports:
Signs [have been posted] around Jerusalem encouraging men and women to walk on separate routes to the Kotel [Western Wall] Shavuot morning. Actually, they want females to stay home completely - the paths are narrow and it causes a mixing of the genders. However, any women who will be going to the Kotel should be sure to leave using a route separate from the route being used by the men.
Of course the person who chose the route made sure to give the men the shorter, more direct, route out of the Old City, via Damascus Gate or Shaar Shchem, and directs the women to the longer route out of the Old City, via Jaffa Gate, Shaar Yafo.
[Hat Tip: Undercover Kofer.]