Government slapped with June 4 deadline for responding to petitions seeking to end the impasse on the egalitarian prayer plaza
While some helpful 'cosmetic' initiatives were adopted by lawmakers, they failed to engage with any of the most critical questions of religious plurality, says Jewish Pluralism Watch.
Virtually all programs spearheaded by Religious Service Ministry's Jewish Identity Administration involve Orthodox partners, petitioners claim.
'Women can perform mitzvot and participate in an equal position in religious services,' Sao Paolo community president says.
The head of Israel's affiliated movement applauds the decision as a 'moral, Jewish' solution to the problems of mixed couples.
Orthodox high school girls leave school to shout down Women of the Wall during prayer services at Jerusalem's Western Wall; Police separate groups, restricting confrontations to verbal attacks.
American rabbis planning to create a network of 'sanctuary congregations' to provide safe haven for those affected by the ban.
Chief Rabbinate’s legal adviser cites a British Mandate-era ruling on religious sites, but liberal Jewish movements call claim baseless and absurd.
News that the High Court has ordered the government to explain why women can't pray as they wish in the women’s section at the Kotel is not the triumph some activists are proclaiming.
Speaking at Knesset, Dov Zackheim warns that non-Orthodox American Jews' support of Israel is weakening due to its lack of Jewish pluralism.