Torah scroll

Western Wall Barriers Locked To Prevent Women From Getting Torah Scroll

05/18/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — A male supporter of Women of the Wall was arrested after trying to pass a Torah scroll to the women’s section of the Western Wall during prayers for the new Jewish month.

In First, Women Of The Wall Read From Full-Size Torah Scroll At Kotel

04/19/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — Women of the Wall for the first time read from a full-size Torah scroll during the group’s monthly prayer service at the Western Wall, contravening regulations there.

Nazi Drum Made Of Torah Scroll Brought From Poland To Israel

02/09/2015 - 19:00

A Holocaust commemoration group brought from Poland to Israel a drum that was made out of a Torah scroll and belonged to a Nazi sympathizer.

Women Of The Wall Bus Ads Promoting Bat Mitzvahs At Kotel

10/12/2014 - 20:00

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

Top Tab For Tiny Torah

03/04/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

About six weeks ago, a middle-aged businessman with a Yiddish accent who lives in one of New York State’s upstate haredi communities made a call to Kestenbaum & Company, a Midtown auction firm that specializes in Judaica. He said he owned a 2-inch high Torah scroll he wanted to sell.

Mini-Torah scroll and its sterling silver ark and bima go on sale in Manhattan next week. Courtesy of Kestenbaum & Company

Women Of The Wall Nearing Agreement With Israeli Government

01/27/2014 - 19:00

JERUSALEM — Women of the Wall is close to approving an agreement with the Israeli government to move the group’s monthly prayer service to a new egalitarian area.

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