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 February 10, 2014: Kolech Orthodox feminists Women of the Wall break over egalitarian prayer space

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Just as the Women of the Wall is set to accept the Israeli government proposal to use the Robinson’s Arch egalitarian prayer area as their permanent prayer location, Kolech the Religious Women’s Forum who sides and…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 Musings July 14, 2013: Women of the Wall face ultra-Orthodox protests at Kotel

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Women of the Wall face ultra-Orthodox protests at Kotel

By Bonnie K. Goodman

On Monday, July 8, the Women of the Wall faced more protests from Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox during their monthly prayer meeting at the Kotel, Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel. After a reprieve from protests for one month the…READ MORE

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

JBuzz News March 28, 2013: Huge Crowds at Birkat Kohanim at the Kotel

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Huge Crowds at Birkat Kohanim

Tens of thousands participated in the traditional Birkat Kohanim mass priestly blessing that took place Thursday morning at the Kotel

Filmed by Akiva Novik

The traditional Birkat Kohanim mass priestly blessing took place Thursday morning at the Kotel. The event beganwith the shachrit morning service at 8:15 AM, with the first blessing taking place at approximately 9:00, and the second one, for the musaf service, at approximately 10:00….READ MORE