Women of the Wall by Phyllis Chesler
Claiming Sacred Ground at Judaism's Holy Site

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"This passionate book documents the legendary grassroots and legal struggle of a determined group of Jewish women from Israel, the United States, and other parts of the world—known as the Women of the Wall—to win the right to pray out loud together as a group, according to Jewish law; wear ritual objects; and read from Torah scrolls at the Western Wall. Eyewitness accounts of physical violence and intimidation, inspiring personal stories, and interpretations of legal and classical Jewish (halakhic) texts bring to life the historic and ongoing struggle that the Women of the Wall face in their everyday fight for religious and gender equality.
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About Phyllis Chesler

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Phyllis Chesler is an Emerita Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at City University of New York, best-selling author, legendary feminist leader, and psychotherapist. She is co-founder of the Association for Women in Psychology, the National Women’s Health Network, and the International Committee for Women of the Wall. Dr. Chesler has lectured and organized women’s rights and human rights campaigns all over the world and has also appeared on outlets such as CNN, Fox News, The O’Reilly Factor, The Today Show, Oprah, and multiple NPR programs, including a three year tenure as a regular contributor to NPR’s At the Opera. Her writings have been featured in The Washington Post, The International Herald Tribune, The Times of London, The Weekly Standard, National Review, Israel National News, The New York Times, Salon, The Globe and Mail, The London Guardian, and the Jewish and Israeli media. Her archives are at Duke University. She lives in New York City.
 
Published July 2, 2013 by Jewish Lights. 448 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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For the past 14 years, a multidenominational group of women has tried to conduct a women's prayer service—Torah scrolls, prayer shawls and all—at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Sinc

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