Should Women of the Wall put their agenda aside while Israel suffers under a wave of terror attacks? For Shira Pruce, the answer is always the same: No.
The Women of the Wall said they would not attempt to smuggle a Torah scroll to the Kotel during this month’s Rosh Hodesh prayer service due to the current security situation.
Women of the Wall was able to pray with a Torah scroll after bringing one into the Western Wall plaza the previous evening and keeping it there all night.
Israel Police officers detained a women’s rights activist at the Western Wall and confiscated her Torah scroll.
Rabbi Bonna Devora Haberman, who died last week, honestly and creatively grappled with Judaism and Israel beocoming a role model for us all, writes Beth Kissileff.
Nigel Savage, the president of Hazon, remembers Bonna Devora Haberman, the founder of Women of the Wall, a woman who was “a beacon and a ground”.
Bonna Devora Haberman, the founder of Women of the Wall, a group pressing for egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall, has died.
For the second time in less than two months, a feminist prayer group has succeeded in bringing a Torah scroll into the women’s section of the Western Wall, in defiance of existing regulations at the Jewish holy site in Jerusalem.
Alden Solovy, a Jewish liturgist, was one of several men attacked last month for helping women read Torah at the Western Wall. This is his message.
A request by Women of the Wall to hold a Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony in the women’s section of the holy site was denied.