On Tisha B’Av, shocking events took place at the Egalitarian Kotel. People who came to pray peacefully at the only part of Kotel where men and women can pray together, were verbally assaulted and a gender partition was set up to interfere with the prayers of Masorti and others at the Family Kotel.
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With English translation
A week ago I had the honor and pleasure to attend early morning prayers at the egalitarian Family Kotel, a section also known as Ezrat Yisrael, that is coordinated by the Masorti Movement of Israel. Here we gathered --men and women, rabbis and lay people, Israelis...read more
Coming from a packed week in Israel with a delegation of Masorti leaders, Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal, CEO of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and of the Rabbinical Assemply, published a powerful opinion piece recently in the Jerusalem Post. He...read more
The beginning of Parshat Tazria/Metzora begins with an inequality: when a woman gives birth to a son she is טמאה a word I think no translation does justice to (generally “impure” or “unclean”) with him for 7 days until his brit milah and then she remains...read more
On April 11th, a new tradition was born. Reading the Megillat Ha’atzmaut at the Kotel. Here’s a chance to watch it. You won’t want to miss this inspired and inspiring experience, organized by the WZO in partnership with the Masorti Movement and other Jewish organizations.