On the Reform Movement and Israel

The Reform Movement cannot be considered a religious stream in Judaism, but its Jewish members are our brothers.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 2/29/2016, 9:04 AM

The Kotel controversy

Why the recent decision to allow a "pluralistic" prayer area at the Western Wall is one of the most divisive acts in Jewish life in decades.Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, 2/11/2016, 9:35 AM

Women of the Wall Upset as Torah Scroll Banned from Kotel

Controversial women’s prayer group allowed in to Kotel, but Torah scroll must remain outside.Maayana Miskin, 1/2/2014, 1:24 PM

Kotel Rabbi to Hareidi Jews: Ignore Women of the Wall

Kotel Rabbi calls not to protest ‘Women of the Wall’ prayers. ‘Keep things quiet.’Maayana Miskin, 10/3/2013, 12:04 PM

‘Women of the Wall’ to Get Separate Prayer Area

Minister Bennett hopes to solve Kotel clashes with a separate prayer space for non-traditional worship.Maayana Miskin, 8/25/2013, 2:42 PM

Fears as Ramadan meets ‘Women of the Wall’

Police ask thousands of orthodox Jewish women not to pray at Kotel in an attempt to maintain calm.Maayana Miskin, 8/6/2013, 6:40 PM

Hareidi Women Crowd Out 'Women of the Wall'

About 5,000 hareidi women prayed at the Kotel. New Israel Fund provocateurs had to pray at a distance.Gil Ronen, 7/8/2013, 8:35 AM

Women of Wall Conflict Prompts 'Unconditional Love' Day

The "ugly" Women of the Wall incident last month prompted an Israeli educator to create "Unconditional Love Day" on Friday. , 6/7/2013, 12:20 PM

Kotel Moment of Truth: Youths Asked to Stay Away

Thousands of hareidim, led by rabbis, will face Women of the Wall Sunday. Troublemakers not welcome.Gil Ronen, 6/7/2013, 8:34 AM

Rabbanit Tzviya Eliyahu: Women of the Wall are 'Crazy'

Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu's widow: “They cannot come with tallit and tefillin; We won't let them.”Gil Ronen, 6/6/2013, 10:07 PM

More Hate Mail over ‘Women of the Wall’

Another hate letter sent over ‘Women of the Wall’ issue. WoW condemns threats.Maayana Miskin, 6/5/2013, 1:58 PM

‘Women of the Wall’ Prepare for Second Round

The Women of the Wall group prepares for a repeat of last month’s conflict at the Kotel.Maayana Miskin, 6/4/2013, 5:20 PM

NY Rabbi Criticizes Women of the Wall, Hareidi Thugs

New York Rabbi takes both sides of Kotel dispute to task, and shares thoughts on this week’s Torah portion.Eliran Aharon, New York, 5/24/2013, 12:33 PM

Kotel Rabbi: Pray for Unity

Rabbi of Kotel calls to end recent conflict through government regulation, prayer.Maayana Miskin, 5/12/2013, 2:35 PM

Public Split over ‘Kotel Women’

Poll finds most men, secular Israelis support ‘Women of the Wall’ demand at Kotel.Maayana Miskin, 5/12/2013, 12:44 PM

Women of the Wall: We’re 'Liberating' the Kotel

Head of ‘Women of the Wall’ group compares provocation-causing group to soldiers who fought for Jerusalem.Maayana Miskin, 5/10/2013, 2:11 PM

Conflict at Kotel as Women of the Wall Hold Prayers

Conflict at the Western Wall as women attempt non-traditional prayer gathering.Maayana Miskin, 5/10/2013, 9:02 AM

New Women's Group Counters Provocative 'Women of the Wall'

"Leave the Western Wall alone," a new group, Women For the Wall, tells provocative Women of the Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2013, 5:46 AM

A Rabbinic Group Supports ‘Third Kotel’ Plan

The Beit Hillel rabbinic group throws its weight behind creation of mixed prayer section at the Western Wall.Maayana Miskin, 5/5/2013, 10:42 AM

MK Slams Women of the Wall: ‘Fake Judaism’

MK Menachem Moses against ‘provocation’ of women’s prayer group using men’s prayer.Maayana Miskin, 5/1/2013, 8:52 AM

Court Sides with Provocation-Causing Women of Wall

Women who read Bible scroll with tallit not violating court ruling, says judge. MK Lavie agrees.Gil Ronen, 4/25/2013, 8:30 PM

Sharansky: Make Room at Kotel for Mixed Prayer

Jewish Agency head calls to extend Kotel with section for men and women together.Chana Ya'ar, Maayana Miskin, 4/10/2013, 12:18 PM

MK: Women of the Wall ‘Extremism’ will Lead to Conflict

MK Ariel criticizes ‘Women of the Wall,’ says their growing extremism will lead to conflict at Jewish holy site.Maayana Miskin, 3/12/2013, 4:58 PM

'Armed with Tallits,' MKs Join Kotel Women, Prevent their Arrest

Leftist female MKs donned prayer shawls and joined Women of the Wall for provocation at Kotel.Gil Ronen, 3/12/2013, 10:46 AM

Kotel Women Strike Again, Police Detain 10

About 100 Kotel women held prayers at the Kotel Plaza in contravention of a High Court decision. Gil Ronen, 2/11/2013, 11:44 AM