Women of the Wall is the least of Anat Hoffman's achievements
She has been keeping alight a beacon of freedom, of human and civil rights, pluralism and equality in the much-too-holy Jerusalem without recognition or thanks.
Anat Hoffman first sprung to prominence on the stage of local politics in Jerusalem when in 1989, as a first-term city council member, then in her mid-30s, she insisted on her right to breastfeed her baby at council meetings, to the scandalized protests of ultra-Orthodox colleagues. Ever since, she has been labeled as "that crazy feminist from Jerusalem," champion of unfashionable causes.
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