As shadows grow longer, a man sings in the men’s section of the Western Wall. How would the poignant sound change if women had an equal place in our faith’s holiest spot?
Under the blazing sun at the Western Wall, women peer across the mechitzah at their sons’ bar mitzvahs. It reflects women’s secondary status at the holy site, Jane Eisner writes.
The sun barely warmed the ancient stones of the Kotel when Jane Eisner arrived. Her mission was to the document the timeless — and disputed — rhythm of Judaism’s holiest site.
The Women of the Wall are childish provocateurs. Their protests stem from the narcissism of thinking that one’s rights matter more than anyone else’s, Hillel Halkin writes.
Two prominent leaders of Women of the Wall dispel myths about the group. Its members are not attention-seeking provocateurs — and nude, animal sacrifice is not next on their agenda.
The smirks and anger of men fighting against women praying at the Kotel feel familiar to Leah Bieler. She experienced the same emotions 20 years ago on the Upper West Side.
FORWARD EDITORIAL: The bold plan to allow egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall has doubters on all sides. Which is why it is so important that we help make it a reality.