Freedoms that Clash (Session V)

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We have explored how our relationship to other Jews is based on more than the Torah and religion.

We are a People, עם (Am), and as such acknowledge there may be higher expectations for us to behave differently towards our People and its traditions. We also expect our People to behave differently towards us and the way in which we play out our connection to our traditions.

Now we are looking at the principle of Freedom, and how it can chime with Peoplehood as well as how it can come into tension with Peoplehood.

We are going to look at a subject that has reached the headlines frequently of late – the right of women to pray at the Western Wall in a way that is different from Ultra-Orthodox tradition of the past few hundred years. (more…)

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