These and Those

Musings from Students of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem

Tag Archives: Women of the Wall

Ze’ev Jabotinsky & Women of the Wall

Posted on July 14, 2015 by Kelly Kossar

The original article was posted in the Reformingjew blog that is written by Kelly Kossar. Kesher Hadash has ruined me for life. I can’t sit through a class, field trip or speaker without over analyzing the way in which material is being presented to me. Am I being told the whole story? What bias does Continue Reading »

Challenges of Egalitarian Religious Practice on Israeli Army Bases

Posted on June 2, 2014 by Aliza Sebert

I wanted to share an exciting project with you. As part of my semester studying Israel education (through Kesher Hadash, the Israel semester of the JTS education school), I made a documentary dealing with the challenges of egalitarian religious practice on Israeli army bases. It is based in my experiences staffing Gadna last year while Continue Reading »

A Grey Kotel

Posted on May 9, 2014 by Andrea Wiese

I originally posted this on the Grey Zone Blog: I have felt to be in a Grey Zone before. There have been times that I felt that I didn’t fit in. But last Rosh Chodesh at the Kotel with Women of the Wall may have made me feel to be in the “greyest” zone of Continue Reading »

Putting on Tefillin for the First Time

Posted on February 7, 2014 by Jessica Baverman

There has been a lot of hype around women wearing tefillin lately (see here, here, here, and here). Since I just started taking the “Women and Mitzvot” class, this is a topic that I have followed. I’ve also been intrigued by the whole idea of tefillin for a while now. For most of my life, I saw tefillin as Continue Reading »

Why was Rosh Chodesh Tevet different?

Posted on December 4, 2013 by Andrea Wiese

Originally posted on her blog.  This month, Tevet, at the Kotel really felt different. Maybe it was logistics. It started at 8am and not 7am. I decided to walk. Someone (from WoW) stopped on their way when they recognized me, picked me up, and gave me a ride. Pardes is on Hanukkah break so I Continue Reading »

25th anniversary of WoW at the Kotel

Posted on November 8, 2013 by Jessica Baverman

From my blog: This Monday, Rosh Chodesh Kislev, I went to the Kotel to pray with Women of the Wall (WoW). This is the second time I’ve gone to pray with the group but I wasn’t successful in finding them last time. This time, I went with Andrea, who is a WoW veteran, and Emet. Continue Reading »

Being the face of a movement.

Posted on October 8, 2013 by Andrea Wiese

Check out what I wrote about being the face of Women of the Wall on The Times of Israel Blog.

Nothing New, Really

Posted on September 20, 2013 by David Bogomolny

When Jessica Baverman recently wrote about her developing relationship to the Kotel, I was reminded of some of my thoughts about and feelings towards it. I remember reading Avi Spodek’s post last spring, appreciating his struggle, and agreeing with him that “the incidents at the Kotel these past few months have dominated the atmosphere” at Continue Reading »

Thirty Days of Tzitzit

Posted on June 13, 2013 by Andrea Wiese

From my blog: The sunset this evening brought an end to my thirty days of wearing tzitzit. Like any Jewish ritual/mitzvah that I have taken on, I started out by “trying it out.” So I thought this was a good approach to wearing tzitzit also. Thirty days, why not? They say that is how long Continue Reading »

in a nutshell…

Posted on May 30, 2013 by Heather Kantrowitz

From my blog: They say to really experience Israel, you have to be here for 3 things: war (unfortunately), elections, and snow… I got all of those in this past year, and so much more! A visit from Obama (Jerusalem basically shut down for 3 days!), praying with Women of the Wall, and so many Continue Reading »

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