By Ben Sales for JTA
The Western Wall compromise passed Sunday by Israel’s Cabinet represents a landmark interdemoninational consensus at what many consider to be Judaism’s holiest site. But describing the deal can be confusing: One worship area will expand, the others will remain untouched and the site’s entrance will change.
So here are three maps, appended to the deal and obtained by JTA, that show what will be built, what will stay the same and how it all fits together.
The non-Orthodox section expands
The deal’s core provision is a dramatic expansion of the Western Wall’s non-Orthodox section, modeled here. The non-Orthodox section lies immediately to the south of the main Orthodox plaza, next to an archaeological park called Robinson’s Arch.
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