Sarah Silverman's Sister Was Detained By Israeli Cops for Wearing a…

Here's the gist of the controversy over Israel's holy Western Wall: lots of Jewish women think they deserve the right to pray aloud, read from the Torah, and wear religious garments there, just as men do, but the ultra-Orthodox caretakers of the site have made sure they're prohibited by law from doing just that. Things … » 2/11/13 1:40pm 2/11/13 1:40pm

Just Let Jewish Women Pray How They Wanna Pray at the Western Wall,…

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has assigned famous former dissident Natan Sharansky an impossible task that The Daily Beast's Dan Ephron calls "almost cruel in its complexity." No, it's not brokering peace in the Middle East, but coming up with some sort of compromise between Jewish women who want to pray at… » 2/06/13 11:10am 2/06/13 11:10am

Women Arrested at Western Wall For Refusing To Remove Prayer Shawls

Since the first arrest of this nature back in 2009, a number of women have been detained by Israeli security for attempting to pray at Jerusalem's Western Wall with tallitot, fringed prayer shawls that are traditionally reserved for men. While the Wall (called the Kotel by some) is considered one of the great… » 12/23/12 3:50pm 12/23/12 3:50pm