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    February 11, 2016

    A Monument to Discord

    For decades, Anat Hoffman claimed that WoW simply wanted to pray in its own fashion, despite dozens of editorials and statements from WoW leaders abou...
  • Disturbing to All
    July 20, 2015

    Denying Others their Right to Pray

    Today, Women For the Wall unveiled a video collection of unscripted interviews with Jerusalem residents. Though these were random interviews on the st...
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    June 20, 2015

    Guitars at the Kotel on Shabbat?

    Supporters of the WoW frequently argue that female Kotel worshipers should be allowed to pray as they do at home, including reading Torah and singing ...
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    May 20, 2015

    Provocateurs and their Supporters

    Women of the Wall are free to make the case that their feminist vision should trump Jewish tradition. But seeking to flaunt their conviction in the fa...
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    February 22, 2015

    Why Women of the Wall is hurting –...

    "I couldn’t hear anything, not because of the mechitzah, but because of Women of the Wall trying to overpower our minyan while standing right on top...
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A Monument to Discord

For decades, Anat Hoffman claimed that WoW simply wanted to pray in its own fashion, despite dozens of editorials and statements from WoW leaders about forcing traditional women to “change their world view,” in the words of its late founder, Rivka Haut. The abandonment of common standards leads not to a single fissure, but fragmentation.

Disturbing to All

Denying Others their Right to Pray

Today, Women For the Wall unveiled a video collection of unscripted interviews with Jerusalem residents. Though these were random interviews on the steps down to the Wall, all were unanimous in their condemnation of what they characterized as inappropriate and disruptive conduct by the Women of the Wall.

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Guitars at the Kotel on Shabbat?

Supporters of the WoW frequently argue that female Kotel worshipers should be allowed to pray as they do at home, including reading Torah and singing loudly – curiously, though, non-Orthodox Jews have never complained about another major way they are unable to worship at the Kotel as they do at home: with musical instruments on Shabbat.

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Provocateurs and their Supporters

Women of the Wall are free to make the case that their feminist vision should trump Jewish tradition. But seeking to flaunt their conviction in the faces of others for whom it is anathema is crass.

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Why Women of the Wall is hurting – not helping – the “dancing girls”

“I couldn’t hear anything, not because of the mechitzah, but because of Women of the Wall trying to overpower our minyan while standing right on top of us.”