Association for Israel Studies.
Women of the Wall was founded in December 1988 at the first International Jewish Feminist Conference in Jerusalem.
We will re-liberate the Western Wall." Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch had also received a similar letter.
Whereas in the United States, for example, the push toward increasing female participation in religious services is primarily driven by highly educated, professional women who experience a gap between their high-status place in the secular world and their confinement behind the mechitza in the synagogue.Chief rabbis threatened over Kotel war, Ynet, (June 4, 2013).An Orthodox man and women were arrested for public order offenses.Instant dates change the dynamic; moving to the new location has changed the situation from one stranger approaching another to an actual date.The struggle by the Women of the Wall is seen by the Israeli Orthodox religious establishment as an attempt to undermine their influence in an effort to introduce religious pluralism.A subsequent Appellate Court ruling gave permission 51 for the Women of the Wall to hold services at the site after deciding that their prayer and ritual were not against the "local custom" and since the women did not use physical or verbal violence, they.Having spent more than my share of time in them, I will be the first to tell you that Im not a fan of meeting women at clubs."Maltz, Judy 'Despite warning, rabbi lets Women of the Wall read from Torah for second month Nov 23, 2014 emium-1.628023 "Comedian Sarah Silverman Supports Women Of The Wall At Hanukkah Menorah Lighting".The women prayed together with a group of male supporters, the first time a mixed service had been held by the organisation.One people, two worlds: an Orthodox rabbi and a Reform rabbi explore the issues that divide them.
They dragged me on the floor 15 meters; my arms are bruised.




In May 2013 a judge ruled that a 2003 Israeli Supreme Court ruling prohibiting women from carrying a Torah or wearing prayer shawls had been misinterpreted and that Women of the Wall prayer gatherings at the wall should not be deemed illegal.In Gustafson, Carrie; Juviler, Peter.Now get out, enjoy your weekend and meet some new people.Nofrat Frenkel was arrested for wearing a tallit under her coat and holding a Torah in November 2009.84 The Israeli Cabinet approved a plan to designate a new space at the Kotel that would be available for egalitarian prayer and which would not be controlled by the Rabbinate.The growing difference between the roles of women in Western and Israeli Orthodoxy is in part due to social conditions.Hopefully, all this will give you something to think about.Yonah, Yossi; Goodman, Yehudah (2004).99 100 On June 7, 2016, Women of the Wall Executive Director Leslie Sachs was detained by police for 'smuggling' a Torah into the Kotel, and according to a statement released by Women of the Wall detained for disturbing the public order.
Four Centuries of Jewish Women's Spirituality: A Sourcebook.
36 The Women of the Wall then petitioned the Supreme Court to recognize their right to pray at the Wall.



A temporary ruling was given which stated that the status quo should be enforced until they reached a final verdict.
B) Women having the option of joining prayer groups at the Wall." In Support of Women of the Wall, URJ, (June 4, 2000).
The relaxed atmosphere can play to your advantage; its easier to start a conversation with someone whos just hanging out than someone whos clearly on their way to something.


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