RA Supports Women’s Equality at Western Wall

Posted on: Thursday December 27, 2012

NEW YORK – In response to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s decision to ask the Jewish Agency to study the issue of women’s prayer and women’s equality and come up with solutions to ensure the sacred site of the Western Wall is welcoming to all who wish to pray there, Julie Schonfeld released the following statement:

On behalf of the 1,700 Conservative rabbis who comprise our movement, the Rabbinical Assembly supports Israel in its efforts to work toward ensuring women’s equality and religious pluralism -- both in the most sacred moment of prayer at the Western Wall -- and throughout life in Israel.  All Jews should feel welcome and be legally permitted to express their Judaism freely at this holy place we all share.