“Neshot Hakotel” – Challenges and solutions for women to feel at home in prayer in the Jewish world today.
Panel session: The decades old discussions, without resolution, of providing a prayer space for Neshot Hakotel, or Woman of the Wall brings forth a larger discussion of women’s equality and rights. The specific case involves issues of power and politics, but also brings forth the question of whether the traditional frameworks, be them Orthodox, Masorti or Reform provide woman today with a sense of belonging and allow them to feel at home.
The panel discussion will take place with three rabbis from three frameworks in Sweden:
Ute Steyer, rabbi of the Great Synagogue in Stockholm, Rebecca Lilian, leader of the Egalitarian Synagogue in Malmö, and Moshe David HaCohen, community rabbi of the Jewish community in Malmö.
Bio: Moshe David HaCohen serves as the rabbi of the Judiska Församlingen in Malmö as well as co-directs Amanah: The Muslim and Jewish Trust and Faith Project with Imam Salahuddin Barakat – which fosters bonding between the Jewish and Muslim communities in Malmö.