On Tuesday, three female American rabbinical students were detained at the Kotel for wearing prayer shawls. I probably would have read about it and then filed it away in my brain under “Things That as a Probably Secular American Jewish Feminist I Am Deeply Troubled By But Can’t Deal With Right Now,” had it not been for the fact that I know two of the women from my time working at the university where they were undergrads. Instead, I found myself thinking about gender, revolution and civil disobedience.
Women of the Wall Director Detained by Police with a Torah at the Western Wall
June 7, 2016 Lesley Sachs, Executive Director of Women of the Wall has been detained by police while exiting the … Read more