A Jewish Agency committee has adopted a resolution calling for a “satisfactory approach” to prayer at the Western Wall.
More than 2,500 people signed up to participate in a global Shema flash mob as part of a campaign to promote religious pluralism in Israel.
Reform leader Anat Hoffman was detained and mistreated for praying at the Wailing Wall. Imagine our outrage if a Jew were treated that way for praying in, say, Russia or Venezuela.
Last week’s episode was hardly the first time Israeli police stopped activist Anat Hoffman while she was leading a women’s prayer service at the Western Wall in violation of Israeli law.
Reform Jewish leaders are calling for an investigation following reports that an Israeli colleague was roughed up by police after leading a women’s prayer group at the Western Wall.
The Anti-Defamation League described a plan by evangelical pastors in Kansas to build a replica of the Western Wall as part of an anti-abortion shrine as “an outrageous affront to the Jewish people.”
FORWARD EDITORIAL: The Western Wall is a symbol of Judaism and our tie to Jerusalem. Pro-life activists’ effort to coopt it perverts that narrative.
Anti-abortion activists hope to erect a full-sized model of the Western Wall, framed with crosses, in Wichita. Jews say the replica is offensive and should never be built.