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Moshe Lion, 2019.

Passover interview with Jerusalem Mayor, Moshe Lion

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.

MEMBERS OF Women of the Wall pray at the Kotel.

State attorney threatens to open non-Orthodox Kotel section

Petitions by the national-religious group B'Tsedek demand to dismantle the existing egalitarian prayer platform, arguing that it was built illegally.

Can we change the caption to: Executives of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and Jewish

Gov't fails again to approve work on egalitarian Kotel plaza

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.

Jerusalem

Approval granted to Kotel egalitarian section upgrades

However, the plans to extend the prayer platform to the stones of the Western Wall actually received the requisite permits back in 2013.

A crane clears a fallen stone from the Western Wall, July 25 2018

400-pound fallen Western Wall stone cleared from Egalitarian prayer area

The foundation will be responsible for examining and preserving the stone until a decision is made regarding its future.

A stone that fell from the Western Wall, July 23, 2018

WATCH: Stone falls out of Western Wall above egalitarian prayer platform

The stone fell meters away from a woman who was praying, and security cameras show her fleeing the site in panic.

Robinson's Arch Western Wall

Way to the wall

The Berland incident does, however, show that when administrators of the Western Wall have the will, they can solve problems.

Jerusalem

Minister Hanegbi vows egalitarian prayer site at Kotel 'will be beautiful'

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan added that "agreements reached in good faith must be honored."

19/02/2018
The Israeli press gathering at the Kotel moments before US Vice President Pence arrives.

Journalist wants to sue Kotel rabbi over segregation during Pence visit

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.

By JTA
25/01/2018
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