Women of the Wall has more influence over prayer at the Kotel than ever. So why do some members accuse the movement’s leaders of selling out its most cherished ideals?
The Western Wall rabbi requested that haredi Orthodox girls not fill the plaza for the next Women of the Wall service.
FORWARD EDITORIAL: The ongoing drama over prayer at the Western Wall encapsulates all that divides the Jewish people — and what can unify us.
A new prayer platform next to the Western Wall is framed by its creators as a step forward for women’s access to the holy site. That’s not how Women of the Wall see it.
FORWARD EDITORIAL: The parties’ platforms reflect their philosophies. Both parties have shifted rightward on domestic issues since 1980, but the GOP has taken a sharper turn.
There are three lessons from the Democrats’ Jerusalem platform snafu, J.J. Goldberg writes. Jews still matter. Israel matters to Jews. And Muslim Americans are emerging as a political force.
The Knesset speaker excoriated the Democrats for initially leaving out (then putting back in) mention of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The deputy speaker disagrees.
A day of criticism and damage control efforts ended when President Barack Obama ordered the party to reinstate language recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.