Feminists in the Temple of Orthodoxy: The Struggle of the Women of the Wall to Change the Status Quo

@article{Reiter2016FeministsIT,
  title={Feminists in the Temple of Orthodoxy: The Struggle of the Women of the Wall to Change the Status Quo},
  author={Yitzhak Reiter},
  journal={Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={34},
  pages={107 - 79}
}
  • Yitzhak Reiter
  • Published 2 April 2016
  • Political Science
  • Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies
This article analyzes the struggle of the Women of the Wall (WoW), a minority group of religious, activist, and feminist women challenging the Orthodox, male, hegemonic status quo at Judaism’s holiest site: the Western Wall. Since 1988, the group has been holding prayer services every Rosh Hodesh at the Wall with and without interruptions according to its custom—wrapped in colorful tallitot and reading aloud from the Torah. This article, based on interviews with the major political actors… 
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