Kotel

Fasting For A Tolerant and Pluralistic Israel

#BlackLivesMatter has generated a wave of rebuke from the American Jewish establishment ever since it published its online Platform on ...

A Heralded Compromise That STILL Leaves Out Women

I’m one of those hard-to-categorize Jews, caught somewhere between the Conservative and Orthodox denominations. My practice leans Orthodox, my passion ...

The Dividing Wall of Netanyahu’s Legacy

In the 1970s and 1980s, if someone referenced “The Wall” they were likely referring to the Berlin Wall (or the ...

Yes, She Wore a Kippah, But Not to the Kotel

She wore a kippah as she opened her gemara. We were a somewhat diverse group–I come from an Orthodox background, ...

Open to Me the Gates of Righteousness: Breaking Down Gender Binaries

“Open to me the gates of righteousness,” says the Psalmist, “that I may enter and acknowledge the Holy One.” Throughout ...

The World’s Most Contested Religious Site

“The world’s most contested religious site.” So says the New York Times about the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, claimed as ...

My Journey to Authentic Living

We’re incredibly grateful to Yiscah for sharing this excerpt from her forthcoming book, 40 Years in the Wilderness: My Journey ...

Can We Please Stop Re-Fighting Hanukkah?

Ask any Jew what Hanukkah is about and you are likely to get one of two possible explanations: Maccabees or ...

Let’s Dance at The Kotel

The recent reports of women being dragged from the Kotel — the Western Wall — while Torah scrolls were ripped ...

Mr. Prime Minister, Tear Down This Wall!

In June 1975, I was getting ready to leave Israel after a year of study. I bumped into a friend ...