This article first appeared in The Jewish Daily Forward.
By Jane Eisner and Maia Efrem
The Forward’s third annual survey of 76 na...
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Women of the Wall is a group of women who hold group prayer, wrap tefillin, and wear prayer shawls at the Wall. The group even brought a Torah inside the gates of the Wall, an illegal act.
There is a common (and unfortunate) misconception in the world at large that the Torah is anti-woman. The reality is that a simple examination of the actual text and a little research into some of the major commentaries reveal just the opposite.
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