Category Archives: Op-Eds

My Journey Back to the Kotel

The more articles and Op-Eds I read, the more incensed I became. I wondered, how can anyone think that I was a mindless follower? That all the wonderful, traditional, religious women I interact with daily and have known throughout my life are subjugated, almost as if they are suffering from a collective, worldwide Stockholm Syndrome that has spanned millennia? I have always thought of myself and my peers as intelligent, educated people. Every choice I have made for myself and my family has been made consciously, with my full heart.

An open letter to the Women of the Wall

Based on what I saw last Rosh Chodesh I have felt obliged to question the degree to which I support your organisation. Your lay membership greatly impressed me… Unfortunately, I cannot say the same about your leadership.

Thousands of Women Praying

Women AT the Wall

Do you know who was asking the whistle-blowers to stop? Do you know who was encouraging the people determined to disturb and attack the Women of the Wall to back down? It was Women FOR the Wall.

Do you know who invited ALL women to join in unified prayer at Judaism’s holiest site, together with thousands of other observant and non-observant Jews? Again, it was Women FOR the Wall!

What’s Wrong with Women of the Wall?

by Ronit Peskin “What’s wrong with Women of the Wall? Why shouldn’t they be able to pray as they wish, according to their custom?” The Women of the Wall have…

The Women of the Wall’s Collateral Damage

by Leah Aharoni Religious freedom and women’s rights are cherished values for us all. It is immoral to manipulate these feelings on an issue that has nothing to do with…