Episode 7: Women of the Wall

This month, Can We Talk? attends a Bat Mitzvah with Women of the Wall at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The group has been fighting for women's right to read Torah at Judaism’s holiest site for nearly three decades—there have been arrests, multiple lawsuits, and a rift in the organization. The Israeli Supreme Court recently took the government to task for failing to provide a non-Orthodox prayer space at the Wall—and indicated it will take matters into its own hands if the government doesn’t act soon.

Released September 21, 2016
  • Western Wall, Jerusalem.

  • Rabbi Susan Silverman with her daughter and a police officer at the Western Wall.

  • Judith Rosenbaum and Ayelet Cohen at Women of the Wall in 1992

  • Separate Entrances to the plaza of the Western Wall, 2013

  • Western Wall, Jerusalem
  • Rabbi Susan Silverman with Police at Western Wall
  • Judith Rosenbaum and Ayelet Cohen at Women of the Wall
  • Separate Entrances at the Western Wall

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 7: Women of the Wall." (Viewed on November 29, 2023) <https://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-7-women-of-wall>.


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