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Uri Avenry Saturday 18 May 2013 Last Update 18 May 2013 12:15 am There was this Israeli man who from time to time put a slip of paper in the cracks between the stones of the Western Wall, asking God for favors as Jews have been doing for centuries.
The group said it was supposed to meet with Religious Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett to discuss a solution, but he cancelled the meeting. WoW said they would be willing to meet with any minister or rabbi of either gender.
Follow j. on and Thousands of haredi Orthodox youth packed the Western Wall Plaza on May 10 to protest a Women of the Wall's service there. With police assistance, the 100 or so Women of the Wall members and their supporters were able to conduct a
Religious Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett has come out against Justice Minister Tzipi Livni for getting involved in his attempts to formulate a compromise on women's prayer at the Kotel, claiming that Livni is damaging negotations just to grab a
The Tzipi Livni Party Minister of Justice Tzipi Livni shot off a letter on Wednesday night to Minister for Trade and the Economy Naftali Bennett, who also serves as Minister for Religious Services, warning him that regulations he is drafting for
The majority of Israeli Jews support the Women of the Wall group, according to the latest monthly Peace Index poll released by the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI) and Tel Aviv University following recent altercations at the Western Wall and legal
Reconstruction model of Ancient Jerusalem in Museum of David Castle Photo: Wikimedia Commons Although Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky was tasked with developing a plan to construct an egalitarian prayer space at Robinson's Arch widely
Women of the Wall won an historic victory in April, when the Jerusalem District Court ruled that participants in the group's prayers could pray in the manner in which they saw fit, performing practices generally not accepted for Orthodox women. Just
Doesn't matter whether you understand why some Jews are devastated when they see you praying. Jews praying at the Western Wall Photo: Darren Whiteside / Reuters Before my first trip to Israel in 1977, the Reform Movement, which sponsored the trip,
WoW claims to liberate the Kotel for women, but as traditional Jewish women, for us, what they're doing does not liberate us, it oppresses us because they're only interested in how they feel, and they're not taking into consideration other points of