Judaism March 15, 2016: Kotel Rabbi reverses support on egalitarian space ban on non-Orthodox prayer

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Kotel Rabbi reverses support on egalitarian space ban on non-Orthodox prayer

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, March 15, 2016, 8:57 AM MST

Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz is formally withdrawing any support he had for the Kotel's egalitarian prayer space. Instead, he is asking lawmaker to overturn the January cabinet vote and prevent Women of the Wall from freely praying, March 14, 2016
Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz is formally withdrawing any support he had for the Kotel’s egalitarian prayer space. Instead, he is asking lawmaker to overturn the January cabinet vote and prevent Women of the Wall from freely praying, March 14, 2016
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Judaism May 20, 2015: Women of the Wall again barred from reading Torah as police arrest supporter

Women of the Wall again barred from reading Torah as police arrest supporter

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, May 20, 2015, 1:26 PM MST

 

For the month of Sivan Women of the Wall were supposed to have Bat Mitzvahs for six girls, who were denied the chance to read from the Torah, May 20, 2015

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For the month of Sivan Women of the Wall were supposed to have Bat Mitzvahs for six girls, who were denied the chance to read from the Torah, May 20, 2015
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Judaism February 10, 2014: Kolech Orthodox feminists Women of the Wall break over egalitarian prayer space

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Kolech Orthodox feminists Women of the Wall break over egalitarian prayer space 

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, February 10, 2014, 4:59 PM MST

Women of the Wall are ready to accept a government proposal to permanently move to Robinson's Arch causing supporters and groups of members to splinters off from the organization, vowing to continue to fight to prayer at the women's section of the Kotel
Women of the Wall are ready to accept a government proposal to permanently move to Robinson’s Arch causing supporters and groups of members to splinters off from the organization, vowing to continue to fight to prayer in the women’s section of the Kotel
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Judaism January 6, 2014: Women of the Wall face Torah smuggling controversy at Shevat Rosh Hodesh prayers

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Women of the Wall face Torah smuggling controversy at Shevat Rosh Hodesh prayers

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, January 6, 2014, 10:18 PM MST

For the second month in a row the Women of the Wall were denied to read from the Torah during their monthly prayer service, Jan. 2, 2014; they were accused of trying to smuggle a Torah scroll into their Shevat service
For the second month in a row, the Women of the Wall were denied to read from the Torah during their monthly prayer service, Jan. 2, 2014; they were accused of trying to smuggle a Torah scroll into their Shevat service
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Judaism August 26, 2013: Women of the Wall protest new egalitarian prayer site south of the Kotel

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Women of the Wall protest new egalitarian prayer site south of the Kotel

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, August 26, 2013, 9:16 PM MST

Women of the Wall leader Anat Hoffman delivers a statement against the new egalitarian prayer site, Aug. 25, 2013; Hoffman called for a sit-in protest after it was announced the group would be relegated south of the Kotel's main plaza.

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Women of the Wall leader Anat Hoffman delivers a statement against the new egalitarian prayer site, Aug. 25, 2013; Hoffman called for a sit-in protest after it was announced the group would be relegated south of the Kotel’s main plaza.
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Judaism July 22, 2013: Women of the Wall face ultra-Orthodox protests at Kotel

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Women of the Wall face ultra-Orthodox protests at Kotel

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Examiner.com, July 14, 2013, 11:56 PM MST

Women of the Wall face ultra-Orthodox protests at the Kotel for their prayer services marking the beginning of the Jewish month of Av, July 8, 2013.
Women of the Wall face ultra-Orthodox protests at the Kotel for their prayer services marking the beginning of the Jewish month of Av, July 8, 2013.
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