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Anat Hoffman

13 Religious Leaders Who Rocked 2013

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Malala Yousafzai By continually reminding everyone that her convictions around education and peace come from God and Islam, Malala proved again and a...

A Wall of Healing: How Splitting the Kotel Can Bring Us All Together

Rabbi Michael Rothbaum | Posted 02.08.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Rothbaum

Being Jewish is not just about being Jewish my way. While I choose to pray only in spaces where there are no divisions based on gender, I know there are Jews for whom such a division is essential. And not just men.

Sara Silverman's Sister One Of Ten Women Arrested At Wailing Wall

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.14.2013 | Religion

Israeli police arrested 10 women, including the sister and niece of comedienne Sarah Silverman, for wearing prayer shawls while praying at Jerusalem's...

My Grandmother's Prayer Shawl

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 12.31.2012 | Religion
Judy Bolton-Fasman

Nobody wielded a needle and thread like my Abuela. With deft rhythm and mesmerizing patterns, she conveyed a life story of painstaking work and imposed silence.

Arrested for Praying Out Loud?

Rabbi Laura Geller | Posted 12.19.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Geller

It's hard to believe, but you can be arrested for singing the Sh'ma out loud at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, considered the holiest site in the Jewish world. You can be arrested -- if you are a woman.

Equality For All At The Western Wall

Rabbi Wendi Geffen | Posted 12.18.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Wendi Geffen

When women are detained and arrested at the Western Wall in Jerusalem for wearing Jewish prayer shawls and "endangering public peace" by intoning word and melody of prayer, we are all diminished.

Woman Arrested For Carrying Torah Near Western Wall

Religion News Service | Michele Chabin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Michele Chabin Religion News Service JERUSALEM (RNS) An Israeli feminist was arrested Monday (July 12) when she carried a Torah scroll at the Wester...

Maybe In 2010, Zionism Means Enduring Prison

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Anat Hoffman spent 14 years on the Jerusalem city council. But last week, she sat on a different side of the law, as Israeli police interrogated and fingerprinted this former politician turned prominent social activist.