The importance of reaching out

The project hopes to heal the growing rift between Israelis and their fellow Jews around the world.

May 11, 2017 17:47
Filmmaker Daniel Syrkin

Filmmaker Daniel Syrkin prepares to photograph Community participants in Los Angeles. (photo credit: SHAY GAL)


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It took a flight around the world for Israeli filmmaker Daniel Syrkin to hear about the Ezrat Israel, the section set aside for egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall.

“It’s amazing to me that I had to go all the way to the US to learn about the egalitarian prayer section at the Kotel,” he said of his Los Angeles visit last August. “The first thing I did was go to the Kotel when I came back. I felt that it was normal that I can touch the stones with my wife.”


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