July 20, 2012 Rosh Hodesh Av WOW Prayer Service: Join Women Of the Wall for our unique Rosh Hodesh (New Moon) Prayer Services that take place monthly at the Western Wall. This month we are celebrating the Jewish Month of Av. Join us on July 20, 2012 at 7am at the women's section of the Western Wall. There we will pray as a group of women, out loud. We welcome everyone. We know it's an early hour, but we can't think of a better way to start your day! We will have our Torah reading at 8am at Robinson's Arch. Hope to see you there or have you join us in spirit wherever you are! You can join our Facebook event too!
הצטרפו אל נשות הכותל בתפילת ראש חודש בעזרת הנשים בכותל. החודש, ראש חודש אב ניפגש בשעה 7:00 בבוקר ונתפלל שחרית והלל כקבוצת נשים, לאחר מכן נצעד יחד לקשת רובינזון לקריאה בתורה. אנו מזמינות את כולכן. למרות השעה המוקדמת זו דרך נהדרת להתחיל את היום. בסיום קריאת התורה נקיים עונג עם כיבוד קל. נשמח לראותכן.
The Women Of the Wall Rosh Hodesh Siddur! We are excited to announce the second edition of the Women Of the Wall Rosh Hodesh Siddur. The siddur has been edited specifically for our Rosh Hodesh Prayer Service that we hold monthly at the Western Wall. We welcome your support and invite you to bring it to our service in Israel or share it with you Rosh Hodesh group anywhere in the world. This beautiful prayer book will give you the opportunity to share in our unique services with your Rosh Hodesh group, wherever you are. You can purchase the siddur online now.
A big thank you to Cheryl Birkner Mack and Vivian Singer for making this siddur a reality and investing your time and support into every page.
The Tallit Campaign: For the second month in a row, a Women Of the Wall supporter was detained for wearing a tallit. Deb Houben was detained and investigated for over three hours because she wore a tallit at the Western Wall, a criminal act in Israel. To watch the video click here. Join Women Of the Wall in their stand for the right to wear a Tallit as a prayer shawl at the Western Wall. Sign our statement of support and have your voice be heard. Make a Statement Now!
For media coverage of the event click here For videos of the event, interviews and footage of our service click here To read blog posts sharing the personal experience click here
If you would like to lead a part of the service or hold our Sefer Torah, please contact us. We will provide our WOW Rosh Hodesh Siddur for prayer service. To sponsor next month's Oneg (Kiddush), 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&…