In a video, an Orthodox group opposing Women of the Wall accuses the feminist group of “debasement.”
A year after the Netanyahu government promised to create a space for egalitarian prayer at the Kotel, nothing has happened. Maybe it’s time for American Jews to stop pleading and do something bold.
We are standing at a great crossroad and the epicenter of the change is Jerusalem. My father’s Pitchu Li is on repeat in my ears and in my heart. The message is clear: it is time to open the Gates of Justice, starting with “Hashem’s House,” our Kotel.
Israel’s high court suggested that women have the right to read from the Torah at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Men and women who want to pray together at the Western Wall Jewish holy site could have trouble finding the one spot where that is allowed now that a sign has been removed.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed coalition politics for the delay in implementing a deal reached earlier this year to create a designated prayer section for non-Orthodox worshipers at the Western Wall. “It works in fits and starts, starts and fits,” he said of his government’s ability to reach a consensus on disputed…
The real Bibi was on display as he addressed the International Jewish Media Summit in Jerusalem Tuesday night.
If we in the diaspora are to make common cause with Israel, then Israel must reciprocate on an issue of utmost importance to the diaspora, Jane Eisner writes.
Some of the women were there to conduct their regular services celebrating the new month; others want to uphold the rules that prohibit audible female prayer.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Sephardi Orthodox Shas Party has proposed a bill that would prevent any kind of non-Orthodox public prayer at the Western Wall. Under the draft bill, announced by Shas late on Monday, a fine of some $2,500 or a six-month prison sentence would be levied on those taking part in egalitarian prayer…