The stones of the Kotel have born witness to cultures rising and falling, as authentic Judaism has endured.
We understand and know that the only way for change to happen is for both sides to extend compassion.
Women of the Wall attacked at Western Wall, suspect arrested
“That’s it?” I thought to myself. How could it be that this crowd of seminary girls, yeshiva boys, and photographers are so inflamed about a few women coming to pray at the Western Wall?
CEO of Women of the Wall said that one can only imagine how the Western Wall would be perceived by every Jewish person from Israel and from the diaspora, had the Kotel compromise gone through.
An open letter to the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs.
The organization expressed great concern about the decision, despite "the pain caused by leaving the Western Wall empty for the first time in the State of Israel's history."
Our presence as women in the public sphere is something that was not always taken for granted. It is the result of the determination of “provocative” women.
It was a crime of passion – prayer. I had been praying at the Western Wall with Women of the Wall, wearing a tallit exactly as I had since my bat mitzvah.
Neither men or women are allowed to bring Torah scrolls to the Western Wall, but men are given access to Torah scrolls present on the site whereas women are not.