Rosh Hodesh Shevat brought with it newcomers and our new Women Of the Wall Siddur, first edition. As usual we prayed together and out loud, but this time we were all on the same page. A unified group of women from our siddurs to our prayer shawls, we stayed warm on a particularly cold Jerusalem morning. Check out the pictures and video to share in our special service. Coming to Israel and want to join our services? Would you like to hear about WOW from our members? Looking to share our message with your community? Email us and we can help make it happen!
Join us to celebrate Rosh Hodesh Adar at the Western Wall on Friday February 24,2012 at 7 AM! This month we can provide you with our 1st Edition Women Of the Wall Siddur or you can bring your own siddur.
If you would like to lead a part of the service or hold our Sefer Torah, please contact us.
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…