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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem


Right before the holiday of Matan Torah [1], it is wonderful to remember this exciting video from Rosh Chodesh Sivan. Sol, a Bat Mitzvah girl who came especially from Peru, chose to go up to the Torah and translate the blessing into sign language. This indicates that the Torah can be and is for everyone!

– Neshot Hakotel [2]

0202 Editor's notes:
[1] The holiday of Matan Torah, meaning the giving of the Torah, is celebrated on Shavuot. This holiday is also significant for marking the harvest of wheat, and is related to the Pentecost feast in Christianity
[2] Neshot Hakotel (in Hebrew: Women of the Wall) is a multi-denominational feminist organization based in Israel whose goal is to secure the rights of women to pray at the Western Wall, in a fashion that includes singing, reading aloud from the Torah and wearing religious garments that, in the Orthodox world, are designated for men (tallit, tefillin, and kippah). The group’s protest is due to the restrictions set by the Western Wall Rabbi that enforce gender segregation and limitations on religious garb worn by women.