You have a place around the table where Jewish values are defined. You have a voice and a right to determine the Jewish values of the Jewish State.
Orthodox protestors are living in a paradox of piety and undermining the very beliefs they purportedly espouse.
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 temporary takeover by Orthodox worshippers of the area at the Western Wall designated for non-Orthodox services combined with the suspicion that the Israeli government might never build a promised egalitarian prayer platform there has spurred non-Orthodox leaders to abandon the plan for a separate space and revert to their original demand: for their own section at the existing prayer plaza.
Non-Orthodox activists for prayer rights at the Western Wall are fighting for face time with the government as the deadline for a compromise on the egalitarian plaza plan approaches.
Huddled in the cold rain at the women’s section of the Western Wall Plaza, Anat Hoffman, veteran leader of Women of the Wall, removed her jacket, rolled up her long sleeves, and put on tefillin (phylacteries) for the first time in her life.
Are you Jewish, Israeli and worried you won’t be able to marry under the auspices of the Chief Rabbinate? Anat Hoffman has a solution for you.
Anat Hoffman’s daughter is making a film about Women of the Wall — and about her stormy relationship with her famous feminist mom. Will it be worth seeing?
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?
Anat Hoffman, chairwoman of Women of the Wall, is the clear winner of Haaretz’s Person of the Year poll conducted over the past week on Haaretz’s Facebook page in English.