Here’s a fresh clip issued by Minister of Religious Services (among other things) Naftali Bennett, inviting Jews of all denominations to the new platform he erected before the Western Wall, where they can pray in mixed groups, women and men together.
This video is intended to pacify the Women of the Wall, on the assumption that they are interested in prayer. Unfortunately, they would only be happy when they get to be the new Minister of Religious Services.
One problem with the clip, not to nit-pick – the honorable minister mentions the year “70 AD” meaning, of course “70 CE” or Common Era, the Jewish version of the Christian count which stands for “Anno Domini” or the year of our Lord, which we, Jews, do not normally endorse.
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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