What would happen if you’re invited to a bat mitzvah that takes place in the “egalitarian” area? First I’d say no, but then I would check the case. Progressive Jewry is not a problem in Jerusalem.
Petitions by the national-religious group B'Tsedek demand to dismantle the existing egalitarian prayer platform, arguing that it was built illegally.
Plans to upgrade and renovate the egalitarian prayer section of the Western Wall will be voted on in the Regional Committee for Planning and Construction of the Finance Ministry.
However, the plans to extend the prayer platform to the stones of the Western Wall actually received the requisite permits back in 2013.
The foundation will be responsible for examining and preserving the stone until a decision is made regarding its future.
The stone fell meters away from a woman who was praying, and security cameras show her fleeing the site in panic.
Steinitz takes her place, averting crisis
The Berland incident does, however, show that when administrators of the Western Wall have the will, they can solve problems.
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan added that "agreements reached in good faith must be honored."
On a podium erected for the journalists, the women were required to stand behind the men. The women finally removed a tarp and stood on chairs so they could see over their male colleagues.