War on Western Wall Reaches Court

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The Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism, women’s organizations and various pluralistic movements have filed a petition with the High Court of Justice on against the prime minister and the Western Wall Heritage Foundation.

The groups are demanding that seculars, Reform Jews and women be given equal representation in the management of the Western Wall, and are asking the court to remove the control of the holy site from the hands of the Western Wall rabbi.

The petitioners include the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism, Israel Hofshit (“Be Free Israel”), Kolech, the Center for Women’s Justice, the Yaakov Herzog Center, Hiddush – for Religious Freedom and Equality, and the Women of the Wall.

The Reform Movement explained that the petition was filed “following the stricter separation and modestly demands at the Western Wall, which have turned the entire plaza into a haredi prayer site.”

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