Dear Friends and Allies,
The future of the status of women and all Jews at the Western Wall hangs in the balance. Even after gaining the legal right for all to pray freely according to her belief, we are still forbidden access to the Torah on the Women’s side. On Rosh Hodesh Av, men and women from all Jewish denominations were physically blocked from entering the Kotel Plaza. 200 police officers watched on as protesters, men and women, harassed and abused our group for over an hour. This must not happen again. It is now up to all of us, men and women, , Conservative, Orthodox, Reform, Renewal, Reconstructionist and unaffiliated, to safeguard the Kotel as a place for all Jews.
On Rosh Hodesh Elul August 7, 2013 we need all of you and your communities to stand and pray with us at the Kotel. Please save the date, appoint a contact person to be in touch with us and let us know how we can help you and your community join us at the Kotel.
We will be organizing buses from Tel Aviv and anywhere else that there is interest.
We would like as many people as possible to sign up to attend via their communities’ contact person. For those joining us as individuals, we will use the Facebook event and the Rosh Hodesh registration page to gather information for transportation.
Please join us at the Kotel on August 7, 2013 at 7AM for Rosh Hodesh Elul prayers.
Lesley Sachs Shira Pruce
Women of the Wall Women of the Wall