Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson on Women of the Wall
Still not clear on the details of the ongoing dispute regarding women’s prayer at the Western Wall in Israel? Been following along so closely that you want to know even more about it? Last week, Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson, director of the Women’s Rabbinic Network, was interviewed by Timothy Michael Law, founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief of The Marginalia Review of Books. The Women’s Rabbinic Network is the international support and advocacy organization for women in the Reform rabbinate.
Just before Rabbi Ellenson’s scheduled appearance with Marginalia, the Jerusalem District Court ruled that recent detention of members of Women of the Wall members for their prayer activities at the Western Wall was unjustified. In their 27-minute conversation, which you can watch below, Ellenson and Law discuss the implications of this ruling and what it may mean for the future of egalitarian prayer at the Kotel.