Rabbi Neil Cooper went to the Western Wall to pray and understand; instead, he was shoved to the ground by his fellow Jew.
Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian’s Jewish ex-boyfriend, takes in the sights in Jerusalem’s Western Wall.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The negotiating team supporting the implementation of the agreement to create an egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall said in a letter that it is planning to initiate legal action in Israel’s Supreme Court. In the letter sent Sunday to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the negotiating team, including representatives of…
A video by Israeli feminist organization Women of the Wall Nashot HaKotel reveals an Orthodox man ripping up a prayer book in protest of women reading at the Western Wall.
Reform and Conservative Jews held a mixed prayer service at the Western Wall on Thursday, defying Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit.
The head of the U.S. Reform movement led egalitarian prayers at the Western Wall plaza. Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, on Monday held the prayer service with some 200 rabbis and lay leaders.
For the last 28 years, the Western Wall Jewish holy site has been the staging ground of a battle between pluralistic Jews who want equal prayer rights for men and women and ultra-Orthodox Jews who want to maintain the strict, gender-segregated status quo at the wall. Now, another Jewish sector has fired an opening salvo into the ongoing intra-Jewish battle: Orthodox nationalists
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A 73-year-old Jewish woman praying at the Western Wall was struck in the head by a rock thrown from the Temple Mount above by Palestinian rioters. The woman suffered a light head injury in the attack on Tuesday, the first such attack on worshippers at the Western Wall in several years. Tuesday…
We may not feel personally affected by the difficulty of defending egalitarian prayer spaces in Israel. Here’s why we need to act anyway.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Haredi Orthodox men fought with Conservative and Reform Jewish activists taking part in an egalitarian prayer service Thursday afternoon at the Western Wall Plaza. Police worked to separate the dozens of haredi men from the crowd of worshippers. The haredi men whistled and sang loudly to distract the service, and later became…