Kotel

Women Of The Wall Bus Ads Promoting Bat Mitzvahs At Kotel

10/13/2014
Story Includes Video: 
0

Editor's Note: Check back Wednesday for The Jewish Week's exclusive story. 

Jerusalem — Women of the Wall launched an ad campaign on public buses in Jerusalem to promote bat mitzvah ceremonies at the Western Wall.

Mass Prayer

Video blogger Aaron Herman joins the Western Wall vigil for three kidnapped yeshiva students.

Resist Sermonizing On Women Of The Wall

09/02/2013
Special To The Jewish Week
Story Includes Video: 
0

An initiative inviting 100 rabbis to deliver sermons about the Women of the Wall this High Holiday Season has enlisted dozens of rabbis. Although I understand why it is irresistible, I am not impressed.

Is New Kotel Plan Meant To Split Advocates For Equal Prayer Rights?

Surprise announcement of non-Orthodox zone approved, reluctantly, by Reform and Conservative, but not Women of the Wall.

08/27/2013
Israel Correspondent
Story Includes Video: 
0

Jerusalem - What the Israeli government is calling an “interim” arrangement to enable more non-Orthodox Jews to pray at Robinson’s Arch has received grudging support from Reform and Conservative leaders but not from Women of the Wall.

The Israeli government’s “interim” arrangement creates a section for mixed-gender prayer.

New Plan Keeps Kotel Plaza For 'Orthodox' Services, Moves Others To Platform

08/25/2013
Staff Writer
Story Includes Video: 
0

In an attempt to soothe tensions at the Western Wall ahead of the High Holidays over the issue of women’s right to pray there collectively, the Israeli government has built a platform for services outside the main plaza, a move denounced as “exile” by the primary group that has been pushing for change at one of Judaism’s holiest sites.

The new platform built for "non-Orthodox" services at the Kotel. Photo courtesy Ministry for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs

Women Of The Wall Blocked From Kotel

07/08/2013
Story Includes Video: 
0

JERUSALEM – Women of the Wall conducted its monthly prayer service at the Western Wall plaza with occasional disturbance from protesters, but were quarantined far from the wall itself.

Women of the Wall gathered Monday morning to celebrate the beginning of the Hebrew month of Av. Photo courtesy Women of the Wall

Rosh Chodesh Tammuz: I Didn't Show Up, And I Regret It

06/09/2013
Special To The Jewish Week
Story Includes Video: 
0

Maybe I could oversleep. Does public transportation even run at 6 a.m.? Or maybe I could convince my friend that she didn’t want to go and use the excuse that I couldn’t go alone. Am I too old to blame my mom for not letting me go? All valid (kind of) reasons why I could theoretically miss this morning’s Rosh Chodesh Tammuz prayers with Women of the Wall.

Rachel Frank

Rosh Chodesh Tammuz: Showing Up For Women Of The Wall

06/09/2013
Special To The Jewish Week
Story Includes Video: 
0

I woke up this morning at 5:35 a.m., hopped on my bicycle, and pedaled toward downtown Jerusalem.  I quickly locked up my bike and boarded a police-escorted miniature bus headed toward the Kotel.

Marc Hendel

The Torah Is For All Of Us

05/17/2013
Jewish Week Online Columnist

In all of the storied history of the Jewish people, there was no single event that had greater short and long-term consequences than the revelation of Torah at Sinai. 

The festival of Shavuot, which we celebrated this week, marked the anniversary of that extraordinary (in both the literal and figurative senses of the word) day.  It encouraged us to recall, or recreate, if you will, the power, majesty and mystery of that luminous moment when God and humanity communed as one.  The world would never be the same thereafter.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik is the spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center in Queens.

Tensions Seen Mounting On Prayer At Wall

With women’s group and ultra-Orthodox at odds, new religious affairs minister has his back to the Wall.

05/14/2013
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — Last week’s milestone prayer service at the Western Wall with women wrapped in prayer shawls and tefillin was likened by Women of the Wall leader Anat Hoffman to the “liberation” of the ancient holy site in the 1967 Six-Day War.

Religious Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett: Wants legislative fix to problem. Getty Images
Syndicate content