We should learn how to share important spaces such as the Kotel rather than create a false unity that excludes millions of Jews.
If we truly want to promote religious pluralism, we — the American Jewish community — must not allow anyone to stamp out Jewish pluralism on campus.
Netanyahu’s decision should be viewed not as a humiliating slap in the face, but as an opportunity to redefine our goals as non-Orthodox Jews.
You can’t claim to represent the “American Jewish community” if you advocate for a Western Wall policy that alienates its fastest-growing group.
“That’s something unthinkable in my lifetime, up until yesterday,” Friedman said, referring to a group re-thinking its support for Israel.
The government suspended plans to build a mixed-prayer section at the Western Wall due to Haredi political pressure — but things might be shifting.
By reneging on a compromise for the Western Wall, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dangerously upset Israel’s relationship with Diaspora Jews.
This spiritually vapid man would use the visit as another chance to wrap himself in false sanctimony; Israel cannot let this happen.
Israel’s Knesset has a strict religious dress code that is seldom enforced — but today, one intern suffered the consequences of violating the policy.
Hundreds of women joined Women of the Wall for the group’s monthly Rosh Chodesh service, which included a Torah scroll smuggled in to the women’s section of the Western Wall. Among the some 300 women who assembled for the service on Thursday morning to mark the new Hebrew month of Iyar were those from nine…