Dance, prayer, and protest at the Western Wall

Religious Zionist students protest Women of the Wall at Western Wall plaza.Hezki Baruch, 2/27/2017, 8:50 AM

Women of the Wall refuse bodycheck at Western Wall entrance

Women of the Wall refuse to undergo bodycheck before entering Western Wall.Michal Levy, 1/19/2017, 12:00 PM

Supreme Court rules in favor of Women of the Wall

High court demands government justify religious status quo at Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/12/2017, 10:46 PM

Women of the Wall will not oppose UN anti-Kotel Resolution

Feminist org refuses to join efforts to oppose UN's recent anti-Kotel resolution, says its struggle is only for 'equal rights' at Kotel.Hillel Fendel, 1/9/2017, 1:46 PM

Original Women of the Wall call to end using Wall for prayer

In court, the O-WOW attorney says, in effect, that the Kotel should be a tourist site, not a prayer site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/1/2017, 8:23 AM

Women of the Wall to stage provocative ceremony at Western Wall

Women of the Wall to stage provacative candle-lighting ceremony the day before court hears petition on mandatory women's Torah reading.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2016, 4:54 PM

Western Wall had gender separation 115 years ago

Liba Center releases history of partition between men and women at western wall, showing that partition existed 115 years ago.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2016, 10:26 PM

The next provocation from Women of the Wall

Leader of Women of the Wall calls on the Rabbi of the Kotel to bring a large menorah to the women's section during Hannukah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2016, 8:40 PM

Women of the Wall make me sad

The Jewish people don't need to save failed Reform and Conservative institutions. They need to embrace these lost souls and teach them real Judaism.Rabbi Shlomo Ezagui , 11/7/2016, 12:04 AM

'Launch criminal investigation of Women of the Wall'

Liba Center calls for criminal investigation into actions of leftist groups which led to brawl at Kotel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/6/2016, 9:15 PM

'Prevent provocations at the Western Wall'

Religious Affairs Minister David Azoulai asks Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to intervene and prevent provocations at the Western Wall.Yoel Domb, 11/3/2016, 4:11 PM

PM: Reform provocations prevent achieving a compromise

Prime Minister Netanyahu said Wednesday that violent events taking place at the Western Wall prevent achieving a compromise on the matter.Orly Harari, 11/2/2016, 2:53 PM

Brawl at the Western Wall

'Women of the Wall' demonstration sparks clashes with worshippers at holy site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/2/2016, 8:50 AM

Reform, Conservative leaders to march with Women of the Wall

Women of the Wall march to the Kotel to be supported by leaders of the Reform and Conservative movements from the US.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/1/2016, 4:33 PM

Leftists and Reform Jews protest against anti-assimilation group

Leftist and Reform activists protested against right-wing Lehava's goals and activities.Hezki Baruch, 9/23/2016, 3:12 PM

One Nation, One Kotel and One Chief Rabbinate

Director of Ateret Cohanim attacks High Court judges who criticized the government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/14/2016, 6:14 PM

Women of the Wall demand Kotel reform be implemented

The latest petition by Women of the Wall comes in light of the Supreme Court's criticism of the government this morning.Arutz Sheva , 9/12/2016, 2:28 PM

'Women of the Wall' convenes shofar ceremony at Western Wall

After initially being denied, local police chief allowed 'Women of the Wall' into the Western Wall plaza this morning with shofars.Haim Lev, 9/4/2016, 11:36 AM

'Women of the Wall' step up activities ahead of High Holidays

Women of the Wall are holding a shofar-blowing seminar to teach "women and girls to experience their Judaism without intermediaries."Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/22/2016, 6:17 PM

Women of the Wall director detained by police

Police investigate Lesley Sachs for smuggling Torah scroll into Kotel women's section, violating regulations and agreements with state.Orli Baruch, 6/7/2016, 11:47 AM

Report: Women of the Wall bring 'dancer' to the Kotel

Radical feminist group came Monday morning to the Kotel, as they do every Rosh Chodesh, along with a 'dancer', witness says.Yedidya Ben-Or, 5/9/2016, 10:40 AM

Birkat Kohanot? Priestess' blessing at the Wall?

Women and men are equal in Judaism and before G-d, but they are different and play different roles. Is that so hard to understand? Paula R. Stern, 4/24/2016, 9:05 PM

Police boost Old City security, limit Women of the Wall services

Visits to Temple Mount, Women of the Wall services limited in effort to keep calm ahead of tourism wave during Passover.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/24/2016, 8:29 AM

Police will try to block Women of the Wall

Police plan to block the organization's buses for fear of provocations at the Kotel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2016, 7:25 PM

Attorney General nixes female 'Priestly Blessing' at Kotel

Attorney General blocks Women of the Wall from holding 'Birkat Kohanot' ceremony at Kotel alongside Birkat Kohanim.David Rosenberg, 4/21/2016, 1:31 PM

Petition to prevent 'Women’s Priestly Blessing' at Kotel

Petitioners ask High Court to stop 'offensive and insulting' Priestly Blessing ceremony to be performed by Women of the Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/18/2016, 11:07 AM

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi: WoW is 'satan incarnate'

After group announces its latest provocation, Rabbi Amar says, 'in a civilized country they'd be in a mental hospital.Chaim Lev, 4/15/2016, 10:56 AM

The next step for the 'Women of the Wall'

In a petition to the court, 'Women of the Wall' ask permission to bring a Torah scroll into the plaza with them every Monday and Thursday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/14/2016, 9:34 AM

Women of the Wall break their promises

In negotiations on new Reform Kotel prayer space Women of Wall promised AG not to smuggle in Torah scrolls - today they were at it again.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2016, 11:14 AM

The Conservative Movement: The Masorti Movement that isn't

The Conservative movement has reached a point of no return in the USA; its members reject opportunities for deeper involvement and it is disappearing. This is not the time for its inaptly named Israeli branch to demand recognition.Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 3/9/2016, 11:34 PM

Women's group smuggles Torah into Kotel, again

Despite the allocation of a non-Orthodox section, ‘Original Women of the Wall’ bring a Torah into the Kotel complex, generating provocation.Shoshana Miskin, 2/29/2016, 1:33 PM

Chief Rabbi says Kotel allocation a mistake

Rabbi Lau said that the real losers from the decision are the Jewish people. "It hurts me to see this, it is a mistake."Haim Lev, 2/6/2016, 11:11 PM

The Western Wall compromise: A small bit of clarity in the dark

The new Western Wall decision has settled on a very public level WoW’s claims to Orthodox bona fides.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 2/5/2016, 9:11 AM

Non-Orthodox prayer

What is the impact of the decision to allow egalitarian services at the Western Wall on Jewish tradition?Larry Gordon, 2/4/2016, 7:22 PM

Government to acknowledge Reform movement for first time

Government expected to accept recommendations on Kotel: 'The Jewish Home should be raising a rumpus."Uzi Baruch, 1/30/2016, 9:54 PM

Chief Rabbi Lau: Temple Mount is not a place for tours

Rabbi David Lau explains why he thinks Jews should refrain from ascending to the Mount, and opines about the Women of the Wall.Eliran Aharon, 12/9/2015, 6:11 PM

Did haredi MK mock MK Ksenia Svetlova's name?

MK Svetlova (Zionist Union) claims MK Mozes purposely mispronounced her name in debate over Women of the Wall, files complaint.Gil Ronen, 12/8/2015, 7:44 PM

Women of the Wall light Hanukkah candles at Kotel

Group succeeds in lighting candles for Hanukkah at the Kotel in defiance of traditional practice.Shoshana Miskin, 12/7/2015, 10:56 AM

Women of the Wall: Chief Rabbi should consult his sister

Controversial group disrespects Chief Sephardic Rabbi after he objects to their Hannukah candle lighting initiative.Reut Hadar, 11/29/2015, 9:22 PM

Haredi MK compares Women of the Wall to Islamist 'Murabitat'

MK Eichler (UTJ) unleashes firestorm when he compares Women of the Wall to Islamist 'screamers' on Temple Mount.Gil Ronen, 10/26/2015, 1:07 PM

Women of the Wall's Elul 'Secret Mission'

Radical feminist activists successfully smuggle in Torah scroll, rams horns after police yield to their protestations.Orli Harrari, 8/16/2015, 2:51 PM

Women of the Wall 'Almost Caused Bloodshed' with Torah Stunt

Kotel Rabbi slams provocateurs who took Torah scroll into women's section, sparking scuffle and police intervention.Gil Ronen, 4/20/2015, 12:52 PM

Kotel Rabbi Slams Women of the Wall Torah Smuggling

Group posts pictures of 'first Torah reading' at Kotel women's section breaching regulations and tradition, after sneaking in mini scroll.Ari Yashar, 10/24/2014, 1:21 PM

WoW Deny They Tried to 'Smuggle' Torah Scroll to the Kotel

Group alleges WoW attempted to sneak Torah scroll in duffel bag into Kotel plaza against police regulations; WoW strenuously deny claims.Ari Yashar, 1/2/2014, 10:08 PM

Arutz Sheva's Director Rabbanit Melamed Meets WoW in Beit El

Representatives of WoW visit the town of Beit El in Samaria and meet with Arutz Sheva Director, air their views and hear her response.Uzi Baruch, 12/30/2013, 9:39 PM

Again, Women of the Wall Provoke Confrontation

Dozens of hareidim confronted Border Police as radical feminist group prayed with tallit and tefillin.Gil Ronen, 12/4/2013, 10:51 AM

US Ambassador Supports Challenge to Jewish Tradition

Dan Shapiro praised Women of the Wall and spoke at their anniversary event, supporting the group's challenge to traditional Jewish practice.Ari Yashar, 11/5/2013, 9:04 PM

Women of the Wall: Keep Orthodox Out

Women of the Wall, in their conditions for accepting new prayer space, demand groups of orthodox women be kept out of Western Wall.Ari Yashar, 10/28/2013, 10:59 PM

'Women Of The Wall Must Prove They're Sincere'

Women For the Wall call on Women of the Wall to show leadership through action: “100 Jews cannot dictate policy to World Jewry.”Kochava Rozenbaum , 10/7/2013, 7:47 PM

'Women of the Wall' Back Down Over Western Wall

The 'Women of the Wall' organization are set to announce that they will hold future prayers at a new site made at Robinson's Arch.Adam Ross, 10/7/2013, 3:07 PM

Women of the Wall Snub New Prayer Area

Dozens of women gather at Western Wall to mark the new month of Cheshvan, avoid new prayer area recently opened.Adam Ross, 10/4/2013, 9:40 AM

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

Bennett: Come Visit non-Orthodox Kotel Section

Bayit Yehudi head in appeal to Reform, Conservative Jews: new section is open to all streams, 24 hours a day.Gil Ronen, 8/26/2013, 10:10 AM

Traditionalist Women's Group: Cancel Women of the Wall's Sit-In

Women dedicated to preserving traditional sanctity of the Kotel say: "A holy site is no place for political activity."Gil Ronen, 8/26/2013, 8:14 AM

Women of the Wall Say No to Bennett Plan

Separate area for non-Orthodox prayer is not good enough for the women who want to pray like men.Gil Ronen, 8/25/2013, 3:42 PM

Hareidi Councilor: We Prevented Desecration

Reform leader incensed by defeat of Women of the Wall: “Police failed to protect freedom of religion.”Gil Ronen, 7/8/2013, 11:23 AM