For Women of the Wall and the progressive denominations, the common entrance for all visitors affords the pluralist prayer space equal standing and legitimacy to the Orthodox section and recognition of their movements as deserving of equal rights in the Jewish state.

The haredi leadership meanwhile opposes a shared entrance to the Western Wall for the very reasons that Women of the Wall, along with the Reform and Conservative Movements, insisted on it. […]

On Monday, Chief Rabbis David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef both met with cabinet secretary David Sharan who is supposed to be formulating a bridging proposal to resolve the impasse.

A source in the chief rabbi’s office told the Post that Sharan had presented no concrete plans as to how to formulate a mutually acceptable agreement and said that there had been “no progress” on bridging these gaps.