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Women of the Wall Pluck Torah Scroll Across Partition to Women’s Section
Originally Posted: 04/22/2015 - 10:26am | Type: Blog

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 April 20 after one of its members surreptitiously borrowed one from the Wes ...

Feminists Call Temporary Western Wall Prayer Platform a ‘Sundeck'
Originally Posted: 09/04/2013 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

While the non-Orthodox leaders welcomed the new platform that can accommodate up to 450 worshippers, a group of Jewish feminists called it nothing more than “a sun deck” designed to marginalize anyone who is n ...

Jewish Federations Support Egalitarian Space at Western Wall
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 2:34pm | Type: Blog

The Jewish Federations of North America announced Monday that its trustees had passed a resolution in favor of a nonsegregated place where men and women can pray and read from the Torah at the Western Wall, th ...

Tensions Flare Over Women’s Prayers at Sacred Western Wall
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 5:58pm | Type: Blog

The ultra-Orthodox rabbi in charge of the sacred Western Wall assured a government emissary on Thursday that Jewish women will not be arrested if they try to recite the mourner’s prayer at the holy site, despi ...