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Yes, they've won a battle, a long one at that—but the war is far from over.
If it is the sole solution to women's rights at the Kotel, an egalitarian section at the Kotel will ultimately make things harder for Orthodox feminists who are trying to assert their rights within a Halachic framework.
Meretz MKs Tamar Zandberg and Michal Rozin attended the ceremony.
Sharansky says the Western Wall is long enough for women to have their own minyan and Torah reading. The Women of the Wall leader accepts the compromise. Will the Rabbinate big enough to agree?
Israel’s Haredi rabbis continue to make a mockery of themselves and of Judaism by pressing to arrest women for saying the mourner’s prayer at the Kotel. Sharansky comes to the rescue.
Some 30 percent of the women were Israeli Modern Orthodox.
Things have been rather quiet of late during the prayers.
A women’s Megillah reading at the Western Wall took place on Shushan Purim without incident or arrests on Monday, the day after most of...
Police have agreed to allow the niece of American comedian Sarah Silverman will be allowed to attend a women's Megillah reading at the Western...
One of the paratroopers in attendance announced that, after they had liberated the Kotel, everyone was welcome to pray there.
WOW spokesperson said police behavior was "sneaky," or at least confusing, seeing as they arrested the women after they had already cleared the area.
The law prohibits "religious ceremony not according to local custom."
"Women are absolved of saying the Shma Israel – they needn't make the blessing, much more so to wear a talit and make a blessing over it."