Israel opposed letting a private group run the sensitive archaeological park next to the Western Wall, but the attorney general let Elad get a foothold anyway.
The religious ministers were hoping to revoke the plan to create an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel.
For 365 days, we have prayed in the knowledge that bullies as elevated as ministers of state and as lowly as teenagers working for the Western Wall Heritage Foundation have established mob rule at Judaism’s most holy site.
Haredi ministers call on Netanyahu to bring matter up for vote next Sunday, following their meeting with Chief Rabbi David Lau, who expressed implacable opposition to any change in Kotel status quo.
The High Court has given the state until next week to deliver its answer.
Chief Rabbinate’s legal adviser cites a British Mandate-era ruling on religious sites, but liberal Jewish movements call claim baseless and absurd.
'This was directed at us,' says chairwoman of the feminist prayer group Women of the Wall.
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.
State given 30 days to explain why women can’t bring Torah scrolls to Jewish holy site.
The sign was removed in response to a complaint from Betzedek, an ultra-Orthodox organization that opposes mixed prayer services at the Jewish holy site.