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May 2013 Blog Posts (3)

A Tipping Point – Rosh Chodesh Sivan and WOW

Mark S. Anshan recently wrote an article on Rosh Chodesh Sivan and Women of the Wall. Mark is a leader in the Reform movement serving on the URJ Board of Trustees and in other roles. He is a past Chair of ARZENU. Click here to read his article on the Women of the Wall website.

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Is Sharansky the only one who doesn’t want confrontation at the Western Wall?

In the last two years, the Western Wall in Jerusalem — also known as the Kotel — has become a place of controversy as much as of worship. It’s the site of a battle that has long been waged by a group called Women of the Wall, who are demanding they be able to pray in the women’s section wearing tallits — Jewish prayer shawls — and also be permitted to read from the Torah, rights that the rabbi of…


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Women of the Wall changes must move forward!

Noa Sattath, Director of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), recently sent out an email informing recipients of current events surrounding Women of the Wall and asking supporters to write to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ask him to continue making changes at the Kotel (Western Wall). Here is her email with a link to the site to write to the PM and links to various related articles.

With Anat…


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