My 12 year old daughter Sarah joined the Women of the Wall for Rosh Chodesh Tammuz 5770. She was lovingly enveloped in their strength and commitment as I watched from afar as before my eyes my daughter became a woman. At her Bat Mitzvah in New York she spoke about the hateful taunts that were hurled at her as she stood with Anat Hoffman and the faithful WOW pouring out their hearts before the ancient Kotel. Echoing her ancient forbearers Sarah called our community to action saying “That’s Not Right!” We must all stand with WOW in securing the right of all Jews to pray in this sacred place.
Rabbi Rick Jacobs
President Elect Union for Reform Judaism