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  • Chief rabbi holds Orthodox service at egalitarian section of Western Wall

    2 weeks ago

     In what is believed to be a first, Orthodox Jews temporarily took over the space at the Western Wall that has been designated for non-Orthodox prayer services.

    mechitzah — a physical divider separating men and women — was set up at the southern section of the Western Wall on...

  • Israel’s chief rabbis receive death threats over Women of the Wall prayer

    June 3, 2013 | 9:33 am

    Israel’s chief rabbis received death threats in letters to their offices warning them to allow the Women of the Wall to pray “in accordance with our customs.”

    The letters, headlined “This is a last warning,” were delivered Monday to the offices of Rabbi Yona Metzger and Rabbi...

  • Rabbi Amar raps Clinton’s criticism of Israeli women’s treatment

    December 6, 2011 | 10:31 am

    Israeli Chief Sephardic Rabbi Shlomo Amar slammed Hillary Clinton for the U.S. secretary of state’s criticism of the haredi Orthodox establishment in Israel’s treatment of women.

    “She has no real knowledge of a Jewish woman’s modesty,” Amar told the haredi Orthodox Kol Barama...

  • Passing the Torch

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Passing the Torch -- Binah There...

    Roz Goldstine and Ethel W. Schwartz received the prestigious Women's League for Conservative Judaism's Torah Fund Binah Award at a luncheon in Philadelphia.

    The event hosted 1,300 women from across the country and featured Arnold M. Eisen,...