“One can’t help but ask ‘What exactly happened here?’” Chief Justice Miriam Naor said at a hearing Thursday.
I was forced to lift my skirt in order to join Women of the Wall in prayer at the Wailing Wall.
The real issue at hand is that the policing of Jewish observance by Jews against other Jews is disastrous regardless of who’s doing it.
Jewish leaders in the U.K., where around 25% of the Jewish population is Reform or Masorti (Conservative), condemned the failure of the compromise.
The Diaspora isn’t ready to sit in the back of the bus.
We should learn how to share important spaces such as the Kotel rather than create a false unity that excludes millions of Jews.
If we truly want to promote religious pluralism, we — the American Jewish community — must not allow anyone to stamp out Jewish pluralism on campus.
Netanyahu’s decision should be viewed not as a humiliating slap in the face, but as an opportunity to redefine our goals as non-Orthodox Jews.
You can’t claim to represent the “American Jewish community” if you advocate for a Western Wall policy that alienates its fastest-growing group.
“That’s something unthinkable in my lifetime, up until yesterday,” Friedman said, referring to a group re-thinking its support for Israel.