They arrested the Torah

Anat Hoffman clutches the Torah scroll

And real life hero, Anat Hoffman.  That’s right.  The Jerusalem police force arrested Anat Hoffman on Rosh Chodesh Av, Monday, July 12, for carrying a Torah scroll at the Kotel plaza.

You can read about it from many different perspectives here, here, and here.  My classmate and colleague, Leah Berkowitz also took this video. 

Anat has been banned from the Kotel for 30 days.  Fortunately for all of us, she is coming to Toronto and will be speaking from the bima at Temple Sinai on Shabbat morning at 10am.

Please go to the Women of the Wall website.  On the bottom left there are a number of actions that can be taken, that must be taken.

As if all of this wasn’t enough.  The Rotem conversion bill went before the Knesset.  Please sign this petition in support of liberal Jewry.

There’s work to be done!

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