Women of the Wall

Women Of The Wall Present Conditions For Egalitarian Section

10/28/2013
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Women of the Wall presented the conditions under which the group would move its monthly prayer service to a third, egalitarian section of the Western Wall’s plaza.

An Arresting Development In Jerusalem

10/16/2013
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The “crime” of praying as a Jew has a long, and dishonored place, in Jewish history.

Longtime Women Of The Wall Members Protest Robinson’s Arch Decision

10/15/2013
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Ten longtime members of Women of the Wall are protesting the organization’s agreement to meet at Robinson’s Arch if certain conditions are met.

Women of the Wall members praying at the Western Wall plaza to mark the Hebrew month of Av. Miriam Alster/Flash90

Women Of The Wall Open To Kotel Deal

10/09/2013
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A women’s prayer group agreed in principle to pray in a new egalitarian space adjacent to the Western Wall Plaza, provided that the space meets several conditions regarding design and management.

Women Of The Wall Agree To Pray In Egalitarian Space, With Conditions

10/07/2013
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 Women of the Wall agreed in principle to pray in a new egalitarian space adjacent to the Western Wall Plaza, provided that the space meets several conditions regarding design and management.

Resist Sermonizing On Women Of The Wall

09/02/2013
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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
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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
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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

Behind Police Barrier, Women Of The Wall Raise Scroll

08/07/2013
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Women of the Wall blew a shofar at the back of the Western Wall Plaza and raised a Torah scroll at the plaza’s gate under a heavy police barricade.

The police shielded the the estimated 300 women and their male supporters on Wednesday morning at the back of the plaza, facing the wall but distant from it, during Women of the Wall’s monthly Rosh Chodesh service.

Chaos At The Kotel

Women of the Wall cordoned off by police, while egg-throwing, whistle-blowing haredi protesters hurled insults.

07/09/2013
Israel Correspondent
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Jerusalem — The Women of the Wall experienced “a first” on Monday morning, the first day of the month of Av, but not one to their liking. 

The scene Monday as Women of the Wall participants pray, but not at the Western Wall. Michele Chabin
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