The Temple Emanuel Skirball Center applauds the historic decision to open up Jerusalem’s Western Wall to egalitarian worship thereby recognizing the pluralist nature of modern Jewry both in Israel and around the world. Naturally, Jewish voices outside of Israel constituted a crucial driving force for reform and inclusion.
The chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Natan Sharansky, told the Jewish Journal that the Wall controversy underscored the biggest internal Jewish problem facing Israel today between religious and secular ideologies. Like all major American Jewish organizations, Sharansky enthusiastically welcomed the news. Natan Sharansky is one of the leading Jewish voices of our time. He visits Skirball this coming May. Reserve your tickets now.