Title

Up Against the Wall: Women's Legal Struggle to Pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2000

ISSN

1065-7711

Publisher

Berghahn Books

Language

en-US

Abstract

Remember the photograph of the paratroopers standing at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, still dressed in their combat fatigues, tears in their eyes? It captured one of those electrifying historical moments, when Zionism and Judaism fell into each other's arms and secular state power liberated religious worship. That was 1967. At the time Israeli secularism was still supreme, religious power still marginalized, and feminism non-existent.

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