Nathan Guttman and Jane Eisner

Kotel Drama: Natan Sharansky came up with the proposal to split the Western Wall into Orthodox and egalitarian prayer sections. He needed some help to get it across the finish line.

Kotel Egalitarian Prayer Plan Set in Motion by Dramatic Western Wall Compromise

Natan Sharansky hoped to forge a deal to allow egalitarian prayer at Judaism’s holiest site. Dramatic compromises by key leaders of American Jewry made it a reality.