Western Wall crisis transcends Israel-Diaspora relations

Betty Herschman
Monday, July 10, 2017
Jerusalem Post

Last month the government jettisoned a plan to create an egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall, signifying the deepening disenfranchisement of non-Orthodox Jews from the Jewish world as Israel defines it. The decision strikes at Reform and Conservative values of gender and denominational pluralism, sparking a controversy playing out in parallel to young Jewish American activists – no longer able to square their Judaism with occupation – landing in the S...read more