Women of the Wall

Feminism arrives at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, in the form of a women's prayer group started in 1989. Despite verbal and physical attack, these women continue fighting for the right to pray in this holy space, thereby testing the limits of and expanding the interpretations of Judaism in Israel. The group has made international headlines several times over the years including in 2012 after the arrest and jailing of group leader Anat Hoffman. Their cause has become a rallying cry for progressive Jews in America who recognize the cultural and societal barriers to freedom of spiritual expression in Israel. Women of the Wall is a useful discussion tool to raise dialogue about issues of religious freedom, separation of religion

and state, women's rights, women's status in religion, and civil disobedience. A one-page update of the group's current status is included with DVD rental/purchase.


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