Leveling the Playing Field of Religious Struggle

Posted on: Tuesday August 27, 2013

By Julie Schonfeld
Originally posted in The Jerusalem Post

These have been a few puzzling days as a large platform now referred to as “Ezrat Yisrael” appeared with short notice and some confusion at Robinson’s Arch, the area at the southern end of Jerusalem’s Western Wall.

As we all await a clearer picture of the policies and plans the Israeli government intends to oversee regarding this space, it behooves us to review how Robinson’s Arch came to be a venue for egalitarian, pluralistic customs... [read more]