New Western Wall Prayer Space Highlights Wider Divide Among Jews

By Isabel Kershner, The New York Times JERUSALEM — It seemed a solution worthy of Solomon: create a permanent egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall alongside the gender-segregated area that has been the subject of vitriolic protest. The Israeli government’s compromise decision this week was hailed as “historic” and “revolutionary,” yet it also underscored the divide between Israel and its Orthodox establishment and the diaspora, particularly in the United States, where most Jews…
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