JERUSALEM -- Israeli police say vandals have spray-panted slogans on the home of one of the leaders of a liberal Jewish women's group that has angered ultra-Orthodox communities over its demands for equality of worship.

Israeli TV footage showed black writing on the hallway and door of the Jerusalem home. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Monday police were investigating.

The group, known as "Women of the Wall," convenes monthly prayer services at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, wearing prayer shawls and performing rituals that ultra-Orthodox Jews believe only men are allowed to do.

Israeli officials initially opposed the group but have recently backed its right to worship. Earlier this month, thousands of ultra-Orthodox protesters tried to prevent their prayer service.

Officials are attempting to find a compromise.

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  • These images provided by "Women of the Wall" show vandalism that occurred at the home of one of the group's leaders. The graffiti reads "Jerusalem is holy." The "Women of the Wall" hold monthly prayer meetings at the Western Wall, while wearing prayer shawls and performing rituals that it is believed only men are allowed to do.

  • These images provided by "Women of the Wall" show vandalism that occurred at the home of one of the group's leaders. The graffiti reads "Tag Torah," which is a play on the <em>Tag Mechir</em> ("Price Tag") vandalism campaign of some Jewish ultra-nationalists. The "Women of the Wall" hold monthly prayer meetings at the Western Wall, while wearing prayer shawls and performing rituals that it is believed only men are allowed to do.

  • These images provided by "Women of the Wall" show vandalism that occurred at the home of one of the group's leaders. The graffiti says "Women of the Wall are villains" and "Tag Torah," which is a play on the <em>Tag Mechir</em> ("Price Tag") vandalism campaign of some Jewish ultra-nationalists. The "Women of the Wall" hold monthly prayer meetings at the Western Wall, while wearing prayer shawls and performing rituals that it is believed only men are allowed to do.

  • These images provided by "Women of the Wall" show vandalism that occurred at the home of one of the group's leaders. The graffiti reads, "Peggy passed her expiration date," a play on the name of the woman whose home was vandalized. The "Women of the Wall" hold monthly prayer meetings at the Western Wall, while wearing prayer shawls and performing rituals that it is believed only men are allowed to do.