Women of the Wall

Bonna Devora Haberman, Women Of The Wall Founder, Dies

06/16/2015 - 20:00

Bonna Devora Haberman, the founder of Women of the Wall, a group pressing for egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall, has died.

Bonna Devora Haberman, left, at a Women of the Wall prayer service, March 3, 2014. JTA

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.

Women Of The Wall Pluck Torah Scroll Across Partition To Women’s Section

04/21/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem - For the first time in its 26-year history, the feminist prayer group Women of the Wall managed to read from a full-sized Torah scroll Monday (April 20) after one of its members surreptitiously borrowed one from the Western Wall’s men’s section.

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.

Swarthmore Hillel Votes To Disaffiliate With Hillel Int'l

03/16/2015 - 20:00

Swarthmore Hillel’s student board voted to drop its affiliation with Hillel International and change its name, citing Hillel International’s restrictions on Israel issues.

The Line Between Anti-Israel And Anti-Semitic

Professor Phyllis Chesler says anti-Semitism is no longer viewed as racism, but as politically correct.

12/01/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Phyllis Chesler, a retired professor of psychology and women’s studies at City University, has since 9/11 focused on anti-Semitism and the demonization of Israel. She is a best-selling author and feminist who has just updated her 2003 book, “The New Anti-Semitism” (Gefen Publishing). She is a co-founder of the International Committee for Women of the Wall and a fellow at both the Middle East Forum and at the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy. This is an edited transcript.

Phyllis Chesler: Anti-Semitism is now “politically correct.” Joan Roth

‘Mom, I Also Want A Bat Mitzvah At The Wall’

New bus ads up ante in gender equality push at Kotel, as supervising rabbi holds his ground.

10/13/2014 - 20:00
Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — In the latest salvo in the gender-and-prayer wars here, bus ads in this contentious city became a lot more eye-catching this week, thanks to a provocative campaign launched Sunday by Women of the Wall (WOW).

Going to the wall for girls’ bat mitzvahs: Ads began appearing this week on public buses. Miriam Alster/Flash 90

Women Of The Wall Bus Ads Promoting Bat Mitzvahs At Kotel

10/12/2014 - 20:00

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.

Rivka Haut, 71, Champion For Agunot

03/31/2014 - 20:00
Associate Editor

Rivka Haut, considered by many to be the leading grassroots advocate for agunot, or chained women, and a founder of Women at the Wall and the Women’s Tefillah Network, died March 30 of cancer in New York. She was 71.

Phyllis Chesler, left, eulogized Rivka Haut, right. Courtesy of Phyllis Chesler

Orthodox Feminists’ Group Objecting To Egalitarian Section At Western Wall

02/04/2014 - 19:00

JERUSALEM — An Israeli group of Orthodox feminists voiced its opposition to moving non-traditional women’s prayer to a new egalitarian area.

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