Monthly Archives: August 2012

New Orleans Reform and Orthodox communities form bonds

Seven years ago an iconic picture for many Jews of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina was of men waist deep in a flooded synagogue carrying Torahs to safety. On August 26, in a celebration of physical and spiritual unity, the Torahs of that congregation were carried into their new home next to the Reform congregation that offered space to the Modern Orthodox synagogue and now shares with it a new playground.

Photo: Members of ZAKA rescuing a Torah from Congregation Beth Israel after Hurricane Katrina hit, August 2005 (Courtesy ZAKA)


2017-08-10T17:50:09+10:00August 29th, 2012|Past News|

Women’s group sues haredi radio for discrimination

Orly Erez-Likhovski (pictured), an attorney for the Israel Progressive Movement, filed a class-action suit with the Jerusalem District Court on behalf of the religious women’s rights group Kolech, against haredi radio station Kol Berama, demanding NIS 104 million in damages for discrimination against women.


2017-08-10T17:50:27+10:00August 29th, 2012|Past News|

Women of the Wall detained for praying at the Kotel

In the latest of several similar incidents, police detained four women from the Women of the Wall activist organisation at the Western Wall plaza Sunday morning for wearing prayer shawls.

Pictured: Women of the Wall lift a Torah scroll during prayer services at the Kotel (Photo by Marc Israel Sellem)


2017-08-11T09:58:16+10:00August 29th, 2012|Past News|
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