Several years ago, the last time there was a plan to change the Kotel and challenge our Mesorah, you signed our petition to preserve the site as a place of prayer, unity, and sanctity. At that time, Rabbi Lerner and I were privileged to join an Am Echad mission to Israel that, as you know, was ultimately successful. Thanks to strong opposition from voices in Israel alongside that of Am Echad, the plan was shelved.
Now, sadly, the new government has decided to revive this effort, and we need your help once again.
I am enclosing below both the text that you signed in 2018, and the current petition. You do not need to sign again. You will see that the texts both express the same idea, and we fully expect that you still want your voice to be part of this effort. If you do not want your name included with the new Am Echad text, please let me know.
We do, however, need renewed efforts to gain thousands more signatures. Because all the observant parties are in the opposition in the current government, they have much less say and thus the situation is much more dire.
Please share this letter with your friends. Consider especially the thousands who became young Jewish adults in the last four years. It is they, along with all others who did not sign four years ago, whom we need to sign now!
Here is the text of the old and then new petitions, for you to compare. Again, we expect you will want to add your name, regardless of which version is sent, and thus you only need to notify us if you do not wish to sign the new version.