Reform Judaism’s true mission at the Western Wall

Yudith Oppenheimer, Executive Director of Ir Amim
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Times of Israel

The Israeli government’s disavowal of the Western Wall plan is a deplorable instance of the Israeli government yielding to forceful religious dictates – a decision harmful to broad groups of Jews whose support for the State of Israel is vital. At the same time, this moment marks a crossroads that can lead to a rethinking of the entire plan.
As someone who grew up in Israel in Orthodox society, and in adulthood found a home in the Reform Movement, I can more
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