Why do women sit on a balcony in a orthodox synagogue?

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May 31, 2011 6:08AM

It is considered to be a distraction for women to sit with men while worshiping; women are not required to worship, while as Jewish men are.

To clarify, women aren't required to pray in groups because Judaism teaches that HaShem (The Creator) hears the prayers of women more easily than those of men because women are at a higher spiritual level. Men need to pray in groups of at least 10 to be heard.