Tolerance and Women of the Wall

How to relate to the prayer group, "Women of the Wall,"  has been one of the most divisive issues in the National Religious community in Israel. I wrote up my thoughts and published them on Times of Israel, and it is one of the top posts there. Today is Rosh Hodesh Tammuz. The Kotel is quiet. … [Read more...]

Kotel Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich: Expanded Space for Women at Western Wall

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich, the rabbi in charge of the Kotel (Western Wall), said last week that he intends to enlarge the women's section of the Western Wall. Photographer Rahel Jaskow documented the poor conditions for women in two photo essays, Separate and Unequal at the Western Wall and Return … [Read more...]

Separate and Unequal at the Western Wall

The status of women at the Kotel (Western Wall) is in the news. You may have heard of The Women of the Wall, a group that meets monthly to pray together at the Kotel. Some members have been arrested for wearing prayer shawls. The controversy centers around whether these women are simply observing … [Read more...]