JBuzz Musings October 26, 2014: Women of the Wall’s historic Torah scroll smuggling reading at Kotel bat mitzvah

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By Bonnie K. Goodman

They finally did it, feminist Jewish prayer group Women of the Wall (WoW) smuggled in a tiny Torah scroll on Rosh Hodesh Chesvan Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 for a bat mitzvah torah reading to the women’s section….READ MORE

JBuzz Musings October 12, 2014: Bible Lands Museum oldest siddur on display despite mystery surrounding the book

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Bible Lands Museum oldest siddur on display despite mystery surrounding the book

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Until Oct. 18, 2014, the public can have the opportunity to view what is being touted as the oldest known surviving siddur, Jewish prayer book. This 9th century medieval manuscript is currently on display at the Bible…READ MORE

JBuzz Musings January 6, 2014: Women of the Wall face Torah smuggling controversy at Shevat Rosh Hodesh prayers

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Women of the Wall face Torah smuggling controversy at Shevat Rosh Hodesh prayers

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Only two days into the new calendar year and the Women of the Wall (WoW) have already made headlines with their first controversy of 2014 that they tried to smuggle a Torah scroll into the women’s section at…READ MORE

JBuzz Musings August 26, 2013: Women of the Wall protest over new egalitarian prayer site south of the Kotel

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Women of the Wall protest over new egalitarian prayer site south of the Kotel (Video)

By Bonnie K. Goodman

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The Israeli Ministry of Jerusalem and the Diaspora Affairs believes they had found a solution to the continual battle with the Women of the Wall prayer group; the creation of a temporary egalitarian prayer site next to the Western Wall…READ MORE

 Ezrat Yisrael, the new interim egalitarian prayer section to the south of the Western Wall Plaza; Aug. 25, 2013; the temporary section set up on a platform for the high-holidays for non-Orthodox prayer practices, including the Women of the Wall.

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JBuzz News May 10, 2013: Women of the Wall: Standoff at Kotel / Western Wall Over Praying by Women

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Standoff at Western Wall Over Praying by Women

Source: NYT, 5-10-13

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews joined a protest at the Jerusalem holy site, creating a standoff with a group of women praying there in garments traditionally worn by men….READ MORE

JBuzz News April 25, 2013: Jerusalem Court Upholds Ruling in Women of the Wall Case

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Jerusalem Court Upholds Ruling in Women of the Wall Case

Source: NYT, 4-25-13

Rejecting an appeal by the police, the court ruled that five women detained for wearing men’s-style prayer shawls and singing at the Western Wall were not disturbing the peace….READ MORE