I along with the American Reform movement are dismayed that the Rabbi of the Kotel confiscated a Torah scroll brought to the Kotel by Women of the Wall for their monthly Rosh Hodesh prayer service in order to deny them the right to pray and read Torah at the holiest site in Judaism.

I join Women of the Wall in demanding that this Torah scroll be returned to them without condition immediately. In a democratic Israel, the Rabbi of the Wall’s behavior is unacceptable and contrary to the rights of Klal Yisrael to pray at the Wall.


John L. Rosove – Emeritus Rabbi, Temple Israel of Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Please put your name as a signatory and send this letter to the following

bnetanyahu@KNESSET.GOV.IL – Prime Minister Netanyahu – Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Kotel – Consulate in Atlanta – Consulate in Boston – Consulate in Chicago – Consulate in Houston – Consulate in Los Angeles – Consulate in Miami – Consulate in New York – Consulate in San Francisco – Consulate in Washington, DC– Consulate in Montreal, Canada Consulate in Ottawa, Canada – Consulate in Toronto, Canada – Consulate in the UK