in Jerusalem: men and women in the Western Wall
On Sunday January 2016, a battle lasting more than a quarter of a century over the Western Wall, the religious site revered by Jews all over the world, resulted in a historic deal to create a space where men and women are permitted to pray together in equality.
The Israeli government approved the creation of a permanent and official separate area for mixed gender praying at the site in Jerusalem’s Old City. Liberal and reform Jews hailed the move as a victory for Jews everywhere. These photos were taken in March 2016 and show the two praying areas that separate women from men.