A special Bar Mitzvah at the Western Wall

18 immigrants from Ethiopia celebrate their Bar Mitzvahs with US students and singing at Western Wall in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2018, 6:12 PM

'Gov't working on alternative Western Wall plan'

Likud minister says government preparing alternative to Reform-backed Western Wall plan cancelled in January.David Rosenberg, 2/19/2018, 12:59 PM

Haredi women call on Western Wall rabbi to end body searches

Group of haredi women pen letter to Rabbi of Western Wall, asking him to put an end to the invasive searches they were forced to undergo.Tzvi Lev, 2/1/2018, 5:12 PM

Watch: What did VP Pence write at the Western Wall?

US Vice President Mike Pence writes note in guestbook during historic visit to Jerusalem holy site.Gary Willig, 1/23/2018, 5:24 PM

Mike Pence: Western Wall visit was ' very inspiring'

Vice President Mike Pence wraps up his trip to Israel with a visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 1/23/2018, 2:43 PM

Petition aims to refute Reform movement's claims in Israel

Coalition for Jewish Values calls on US Jews to support Western Wall status quo, reject Reform Movement claim to represent 'Diaspora Jewry.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/20/2018, 11:27 PM

'Fighting with the Reform Movement won't help anything'

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi presents his own solution to Western Wall dispute to preserve sanctity of the site while giving Reform place to pray.Hezki Baruch, 1/14/2018, 10:29 PM

'Dividing Western Wall for the Reform will divide the people'

Head of Ateret Cohanim says Chief Rabbinate must approve any change at Western Wall, site must be respected as a synagogue.Benny Toker, 1/14/2018, 9:18 PM

Israeli government declares: Western Wall deal cancelled

State attorney tells high court State considers deal to expand Reform section at Western Wall 'null and void'.Gary Willig, 1/14/2018, 3:49 PM

State Dep. urges Israel to bar Jewish prayer on Temple Mount

Annual State Dep. report shows department urged Israel to curtail Jewish prayer on Temple Mount, agree to Reform demands at Western Wall.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/7/2018, 6:20 PM

Watch: Thousands pray for rain at Western Wall

Minister Uri Ariel calls for mass prayer held at Western Wall for end to severe multi-year drought.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2017, 5:28 PM

Winter's finally here: Week starts off with rain - and snow

Israel receives two days of much-needed rain as meteorologists predict another dry winter.Chana Roberts, 12/25/2017, 10:26 AM

Both sides got it wrong on Jerusalem embassy

President Trump may be using the State Department to play a little game of good cop/bad cop. Or, in this case, Good Trump/Bad State Department.Att'y Stephen M. Flatow, 12/21/2017, 11:59 PM

Watch: J'lem Bar Mitzvah event for children of terror victims

Ceremony for 65 children whose parents were murdered or injured in terror attacks starts at Western Wall, ending at President's Residence.Mordechai Sones, 12/21/2017, 2:37 PM

Report: Pence wanted press conference at Kotel

VP reportedly asked to hold press conference at Western Wall during trip to Israel but Kotel rabbi disapproved. Trip has since been delayed.Ido Ben Porat, 12/19/2017, 3:13 AM

Pence expected to make first state visit to Western Wall

VP likely to be escorted to Western Wall by senior Israeli official, marking first time senior US official makes state visit to OId City.David Rosenberg, 12/18/2017, 12:18 PM

U.S. expects Western Wall to be part of Israel

Administration official says Washington cannot envision situation under which the Western Wall would not be a part of Israel.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 12/15/2017, 9:30 PM

Vice President Pence's first stop: The Western Wall

Mike Pence asks to be taken directly to Western Wall from airport after landing in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/14/2017, 9:49 PM

Western Wall dedicates Menorah lighting to Holocaust survivors

"We survived because of our strong desire to live, because we expelled despair and believed that better times would come.'Tzvi Lev, 12/14/2017, 6:48 PM

Watch: US Ambassador lights Hanukkah menorah at Western Wall

Amb. Friedman participates in candle-lighting ceremony at Western Wall. 'A great honor to light the candles in J'lem - capital of Israel.'Nitzan Keidar, 12/13/2017, 7:43 PM

Watch: Giant Hanukkah menorah set up at Western Wall

On each day of Hanukkah, the giant menorah at the Western Wall will be lit in a festive ceremony.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2017, 1:49 PM

Holocaust survivor visits Western Wall for first time

Avraham Takacz, who immigrated to Israel from Ukraine, fulfills dream and visits Kotel.Mordechai Sones, 12/5/2017, 5:30 PM

Bar mitzvah for boy rescued from Arab village

Not an eye remained dry the moment the Bar Mitzvah boy donned his tefillin after being rescued from an Arab village.Mordechai Sones, 11/28/2017, 6:54 PM

US Reform leaders clash with security guards at Western Wall

Rick Jacobs, president of US Reform movement among leaders involved in tussle at Jerusalem holy site.JTA, 11/16/2017, 8:41 PM

Watch: Holocaust survivors celebrate Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel

45 Holocaust survivors celebrate their Bar and Bat Mitzvah at the Western Wall after being unable to do so during the war period.Ido Ben Porat, 11/16/2017, 12:10 AM

Netanyahu: We offered assistance to Iran earthquake victims

Netanyahu reveals to JFNA General Assembly that Israel offered assistance to victims of the earthquake in Iraq.Elad Benari, 11/14/2017, 11:29 PM

45 Holocaust survivors celebrate Bar Mitzvahs at Western Wall

More than 70 years after World War II ended, 45 Holocaust survivors in Israel finally get a chance to celebrate their bar and bat mitzvahs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/14/2017, 12:49 PM

Moldovan Prime Minister visits the Western Wall

Pavel Filip, Prime Minister of Moldova, visits the Western Wall, meets grandson of the Chief Rabbi of Moldova.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2017, 12:06 AM

Watch: Who's that at the Western Wall?

Actor, rapper Will Smith spotted at Western Wall. 'Jerusalem is a very powerful place. I'm honored to be here.'David Rosenberg, 11/9/2017, 4:35 PM

Rabbis demand Reform leaders disavow anti-Orthodox rhetoric

Coalition for Jewish Values demands Association of Reform Zionists of America disavow comparison between Israelis, Orthodox to segregation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/2/2017, 8:24 PM

US Secretary of the Treasury visits Western Wall

Steven Mnuchin visits Western Wall, prays for health, peace, and prosperity.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2017, 2:29 PM

For the first time: Second Hakafot at the Western Wall

Thousands attend first ever official celebration of second day of Simchat Torah at the Western Wall.Gary Willig, 10/12/2017, 11:43 PM

Thousands at Western Wall for Hoshana Rabbah prayers

Watch: Prayers and songs as thousands attend early morning prayers at Western Wall on Hoshana Rabbah.Yoni Kempinski, 10/11/2017, 9:46 AM

Culture Minister: We are nothing without G-d

Thousands participate in inspirational evening and selichot prayers at the Western Wall.Ido Ben Porat, 9/28/2017, 10:45 AM

Watch: Central slichot event at Western Wall

Kotel plaza packed, as Tzfat chief rabbi Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu leads repentance prayers ahead of Yom Kippur.Arutz 20, 9/26/2017, 11:19 AM

Feminist group wants Western Wall rabbi stripped of immunity

Center for Women's Justice demands Jerusalem Magistrates Court to strip Kotel Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch of his immunity.Tzvi Lev, 9/25/2017, 12:54 PM

'Israel must recognize Reform Movement's rights at Western Wall'

President of Union for Reform Judaism blasts Netanyahu, calls for Supreme Court to 'ensure' Reform rights.David Rosenberg, 9/24/2017, 9:18 PM

IDF guides rename Temple Mount

IDF booklet claims Binding of Isaac occurred '4,000 years ago, behind the Western Wall.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/20/2017, 2:33 PM

Rabbis: Western Wall controversy is not about rights at all

Rabbis reject senators' 'inappropriate intervention' in Israeli religious affairs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/20/2017, 10:33 AM

'Reform Movement is looking for backdoor path to recognition'

Netanyahu explains decision to freeze Western Wall plan pushed by Reform Movement.Eliran Aharon, 9/19/2017, 9:49 AM

'Don't ever compare settlements to terror - terrorism is murder'

US Ambassador slams Obama admin for comparing Israeli housing projects to terror, says Obama 'showed his true face' to Israel with UN vote.David Rosenberg, 9/18/2017, 12:51 PM

Mass 'selichot' prayers at Western Wall - in pictures

Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Shlomo Amar joins thousands of worshippers in mass selichot prayers at Western Wall days ahead of Rosh Hashanah.Shlomi Cohen, 9/15/2017, 9:16 AM

Conservative movement sends angry letter to PM Netanyahu

Conservative movement slams Israel for not 'diversifying' determination of Judaism, calls status quo 'unconscionable.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/8/2017, 11:50 AM

'Supreme Court is a gang being bribed by the Reform movement'

Haredi MK slams Supreme Court for waging 'religious war', helping Reform.Ben Shaul, 9/6/2017, 12:27 PM

'Reform: Destruction unfolding in our times'

In weekly class, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem says Reform movement is worse than Holocaust deniers.Mordechai Sones, 9/5/2017, 10:22 PM

Watch: Haredi soldiers at the Western Wall

Netzah Yehuda soldiers visit Jerusalem for spiritually uplifting day ahead of Rosh Hashannah.Uzi Baruch, 9/4/2017, 7:58 AM

Supreme Court orders gov't to reconsider Western Wall deal

Following petition by Reform movement, Women of the Wall, Supreme Court orders government to reconsider Western Wall deal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/31/2017, 8:08 PM

US Ambassador prays for Hurricane Harvey victims at Western Wall

Ambassador David Friedman goes to holy site to pray for those affected by hurricane which struck Texas.Gary Willig, 8/28/2017, 6:00 PM

Photo story: Conan O'Brian visits the Western Wall

Late night host visits last remnant of Temple Mount plaza during visit to Israel., 8/28/2017, 5:08 PM

WATCH: Year's first selichot held at Western Wall

Thousands of Sephardim hold year's first 'selichot' ceremony at Western Wall.Hezki Baruch, 8/24/2017, 12:56 PM

'An absolute desecration - this time they crossed the line'

'Women of the Wall' members reportedly caught sneaking Torah scrolls wrapped around their bodies into Western Wall plaza.David Rosenberg, 8/23/2017, 10:29 AM

Chief Rabbinate: Supreme Court overstepped authority

Chief Rabbinate says Supreme Court cannot force alterations at Western Wall plaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/21/2017, 10:00 AM

No change in U.S. Jewish donations to Israeli charities

Online donations platform finds Western Wall and conversion row has had no effect on donations to Israeli charities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/17/2017, 3:05 AM

One hundred thousand pray at Western Wall on Tisha B'Av

Some 100,000 visited the Western Wall during Tisha B'Av, during which Jews mourn the destruction of the First and Second Temples.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/2/2017, 4:55 PM

Thousands flock to Western Wall for fast's end

End of day of fasting for the destruction of holy Temple to be commemorated at last remnant of Temple.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/1/2017, 6:56 PM

PA news: 'Settlers' are desecrating western wall of Al-Aqsa

Official news agency of PA blasts Jews coming to Western Wall on the Ninth of Av to commemorate the destruction of their 'imaginary temple.'Dalit Halevy, 8/1/2017, 8:16 AM

Sharansky: The Western Wall must be a place of joy

Jewish Agency chairman recalls first time seeing picture of IDF soldier at the Kotel in Soviet Russia, says Kotel should be for all Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2017, 4:35 PM