Virginia Seminar member Vanessa Ochs prays in Jerusalem with Women of the Wall

Dr. Ochs writes, “Rosh Hodesh Av this past July was my first time praying in Jerusalem with Women of the Wall. It was a quiet time, compared to the month before, when two women were detained for wearing prayer shawls, and the month that came after, Elul, when four women were arrested.” Read her essay on her experiences in Jerusalem here.