Dr. Ella Kaner

Age: 48

Citizenship: Israel

Occupation: Gender Studies Professor

1) Why did you come pray with WOW for Rosh Chodesh Tevet?

I joined the group a year ago. I’m orthodox from Petah Tikvah. I’m a member of the board of Women of the Wall. I came to pray with this group because there is solidarity with women from all streams in Israel. These are my beloved sisters.

2) What’s one positive experience you had at Rosh Chodesh Tevet?

A positive experience this month was praying with North African melodies. Also, I held the tallit over the Torah service. Although, unfortunately, there isn’t a Sefer Torah for us to read from.

3) What’s one negative experience you had at Rosh Chodesh Tevet?

A hard experience (although relative to other months it was okay) were the curses, whistles, and disorder around our prayer.

4) What’s your wish for the future of the Kotel?

Love, sisterhood, peace, and friendship; for each person to be able to honor the Creator in her own way.

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