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.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Original Women of the Wall group held a prayer service in the women’s section of the Western Wall that included a Torah scroll. It was the first time that women have succeeded in bringing in and reading from a Torah scroll at the Western Wall since an interim Supreme Court ruling said…
Member of feminist prayer group Women of the Wall and their supporters were asked to submit to body searches at the Western Wall Jewish holy site on Thursday morning.
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.
The Kotel was always meant to be shared by all Jews, no matter gender, observance, or affiliation.
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.
I cannot fathom how it has come to this: a state-subsidized rabbi declaring that women cannot pray freely at the Western Wall.
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.