“There are currently about 50 halachicly committed communities in Israel, and are on the continuum of gender equality,” Dr. Rabbi Avital Hochstein, President of Hadar in Israel, said.
"How can it be that such a large sum is being allocated to the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, while the Ezrat Israel [egalitarian prayer site] remains shameful and abandoned?"
Violence is now likely, particularly from Orthodox protesters, at the holy site in the wake of Deri’s comments and Netanyahu’s support.
Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz has kickstarted a conversation about how far British Orthodoxy is willing – or able – to adapt to women who want to see it move in a more egalitarian direction.
Orthodox group Rabbinical Council of America and Conference of Presidents criticize hardline Orthodox activists takeover of egalitarian prayer section at holy site on Tisha Be’av
Diaspora Affairs Minister Nachman Shai says that the government will provide the NIS 15 million required to improve access to the Western Wall egalitarian section
The bill would implement a resolution creating a state-recognized egalitarian prayer section at the southern end of the Western Wall.
Revival, rejuvenation of old traditions
‘Saddened by the significant delays in dealing with making the southern [prayer] section of the Western Wall fitting for prayer’
The Hadar program will be competing with the Conservative rabbinical schools that have ordained and trained some of its staff and alumni.