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We Condemn Anat Hoffman’s Arrest for Praying

This week as hundreds of Rosh Hodesh: It’s A Girl Thing! groups gathered in the United States to celebrate the new month, we at Moving Traditions were upset to learn that our supporter, Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), was arrested in Jerusalem on Rosh Hodesh as she prayed the Sh’ma out loud with Women of the Wall and with Hadassah women celebrating their centennial.

This mistreatment of Anat, a 14-year veteran of the Jerusalem City Council and a long-time advocate for women’s rights in Judaism, is deplorable.  It demonstrates, unfortunately, the relevance and importance of Moving Traditions’ work empowering teen girls and boys with a gender analysis and the skills to advocate for what they believe is just, within Judaism and the wider world.

If you’d like more information please read this Forward article and please consider taking action yourself by signing the ICAR petition.

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