Prayer spaces at the Western Wall for Shavuot to be allocated by lottery

With coronavirus social distancing restrictions in place, limited number of prayer spots at Western Wall to be offered by lottery.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/20/2020, 9:13 AM

Researchers find ancient rooms under Western Wall

3 rooms used to store, prepare food during Roman period found underneath Western Wall Plaza.AFP, 5/19/2020, 8:20 PM

Live: World online prayer at the Western Wall

Chief rabbis from around the world will hold ceremony and prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem through an online conference., 5/19/2020, 6:20 PM

Western Wall reopens for prayer

Following easing of restrictions on public prayer, Western Wall reopens. Plaza will be divided into small prayer sections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2020, 2:11 PM

Watch live: Festive Independence Day prayers at the Western Wall

On Israel's Independence Day, festive prayers are held, coronavirus-style, at Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2020, 8:54 AM

Memorial Day opening ceremony at Western Wall

Israel's Memorial Day (Yom Hazikaron) honoring fallen soldiers begins with ceremony at Western Wall in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/27/2020, 7:59 PM

Western Wall Plaza subdivided to accommodate several prayer groups

Three prayers daily held at Western Wall plaza according to new instructions separating minyanim to maintain distance between worshipers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/20/2020, 4:40 PM

Worshipers return to Western Wall - in limited format

Prayer at Kotel limited at this stage to Old City residents who live up to 500 meters away.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2020, 3:19 PM

Live: Festive prayer at the Western Wall with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

No large gatherings at the Western Wall this year, but the festive prayers continue. Watch live.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/13/2020, 5:55 AM

Western Wall stones disinfected, prayer notes removed in advance of Passover holiday

Operation carried out by workers in protective gloves and using disposable implements.Arutz Sheva staff, 3/31/2020, 2:02 PM

Watch live: Afternoon prayers at the Western Wall - in accordance with lockdown rules

The Western Wall is one of the only places where group prayer is allowed. This is what it looks like.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2020, 1:24 PM

Live: Worldwide prayer for the end of the coronavirus

Join prayer session at the Western Wall in Jerusalem for an end to the coronavirus outbreak.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/19/2020, 2:03 PM

Western Wall to remain open indefinitely

Wilson's Arch prayer hall to be limited to 100 worshipers at a time.Ben Shaul, 3/12/2020, 5:35 AM

Once the Western Wall was a battleground for Jewish rights

Only a handful of Americans made it their business to seek out the aging heroes of the Irgun and LEHI and to get to know them, their stories, and the ideas that animated their deeds, including the battle for the Wall. Moshe Phillips, 2/28/2020, 12:30 AM

Women of the Wall: Grave concern for our well-being

WOW request police protection ahead of Rosh Chodesh prayers this Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2020, 5:46 PM

Jordan opposes Western Wall train line

Hashemite Kingdom condemns planned train connecting central Jerusalem to Western Wall, Old City.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/18/2020, 7:47 PM

Why did Jews pray for the nations of the world at the Western Wall?

Rabbi Avi Berman, chief of OU Israel, explains why Jews prayed Western Wallfor the well-being of coronavirus patients around the world.Yoni Kempinski, 2/16/2020, 10:58 PM

Watch: Hundreds pray at Western Wall for end to coronavirus

Chinese embassy joins special service held at Western Wall praying for end to the coronavirus epidemic.Hezki Baruch, 2/16/2020, 7:46 PM

Thousands to pray at Western Wall for end to COVID-19 epidemic

Thousands of Jews to pray at Western Wall, in effort to stop the COVID-19 epidemic. 'We are committed to every person,' Rabbi Eliyahu says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/15/2020, 11:24 PM

Hundreds join Women of the Wall prayer service, sparking backlash from worshippers

Women of the Wall group smuggles Torah scroll into Western Wall plaza for non-traditional prayer service - in violation of regulations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2020, 9:31 AM

Netanyahu, Pence, and Friedman visit Western Wall

PM, US Vice President, and US ambassador visit Western Wall, place note between the stones.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/23/2020, 8:19 PM

PA: 'The Muslims have absolute right' to Western Wall

PA TV: 'The Muslims have absolute right to it and there isn't even one rock there that dates back to period of King Solomon, as Jews claim.'Mordechai Sones, 1/23/2020, 11:13 AM

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey visits Western Wall

Ducey 'feels very connected to Judaism and to Jews,' even giving his three sons biblical names.Mordechai Sones, 12/24/2019, 8:00 PM

'Holding the candle and banishing the darkness'

Public Security Minister, Chief Rabbi and Jerusalem Mayor participate in candle lighting ceremony at the Western Wall.Hezki Baruch, 12/23/2019, 2:10 AM

European Union takes on planned Jerusalem cable car

Tourism Min. Levin sends angry letter to EU rep., criticizing 'gross and unacceptable' interference in Israel's internal affairs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2019, 10:22 AM

Archaeologists appeal against Western Wall cable car

Senior archaeologists appeal to Supreme Court in effort to halt Western Wall cable car project.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/27/2019, 2:59 PM

Michigan governor visits Western Wall

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer places note in Western Wall, tours Western Wall Tunnels.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/24/2019, 1:42 PM

Chief Rabbis call for 'defense' of Western Wall

Leading Israeli rabbis speak in video calling for public to protect sanctity of Western Wall from 'Women of the Wall organization.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/14/2019, 6:06 PM

Provocation at the Western Wall

Dozens of WoW members, leaders of Reform, Conservative movements, try to bring Torah scrolls from egalitarian section into women's section.Yoni Kempinski, 10/30/2019, 10:44 AM

Kushner & Friedman pray at Western Wall, Jerusalem

Watch: US President's advisor and son-in-law and US ambassador visit the Old City of Jerusalem and pray at the Western WallArutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2019, 4:37 PM

Women of the Wall demand Gantz 'fulfill his promise'

Radical women's organization demands Blue and White, Yisrael Beytenu, refuse to join government unless Western Wall reform is implemented.Hezki Baruch, Chana Roberts, 10/28/2019, 10:39 AM

Watch: Second Hakafot at Western Wall

Thousands of people gather at Western Wall following end of Simchat Torah holiday., 10/21/2019, 8:33 PM

Watch: Mass Birkat Kohanim event at the Western Wall

40,000 gather at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City for Birkat Kohanim priestly blessing event during Sukkot festival.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/16/2019, 10:43 AM

Watch: Sukkot prayers at the Western Wall

Prayers for intermediate days of Sukkot held at Kotel in J'lem Old City. Traditional priestly blessing to be held at the site on Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/15/2019, 10:03 AM

100,000 Jews gathered for Selichot prayers at Western Wall

1.5 million people visited Western Wall during ahead of High Holy Days, including 100,000 on night before Yom Kippur.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/8/2019, 10:30 AM

Watch: Selichot at the Western Wall

Thousands at the Western Wall for final Selichot prayer before Yom Kippur.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/7/2019, 11:59 PM

Watch: Selichot at the Western Wall

Thousands participated in Selichot at the Western Wall, including Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, singer Ishay Ribo and others.Uzi Baruch, 10/3/2019, 1:04 AM

Notes removed from Western Wall

Following removal process, notes placed in sealed bags to maintain privacy. They will be buried on the Mount of Olives.Orli Harari, 9/24/2019, 4:58 PM

Pop star Demi Lovato spotted at the Western Wall

Singer Demi Lovato makes surprise appearance at Western Wall in Jerusalem.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 9/20/2019, 7:18 AM

Netanyahu prays at the Kotel

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife prayed at the Western Wall ahead of Tuesday’s elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/17/2019, 1:09 AM

Preparing the Western Wall for the holidays

Workers clean the Western Wall and check to make sure that no stones are loose ahead of Rosh Hashannah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot holidays.Orli Harari, 9/10/2019, 2:16 PM

Report: Likud offers to nix mixed-gender prayer area at Kotel

Likud urging Noam party to drop out of race in exchange for closing mixed-gender prayer space at Western Wall, dropping conversion reform.Sam Sokol, JTA, 9/6/2019, 8:09 AM

Watch: Holocaust survivor's message to Western Wall visitors

Born in Auschwitz, 92-year-old Samuel Beller is the sole member of his family to survivor the war, narrowly avoiding death at the war's end.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/28/2019, 10:24 AM

Public continues to flock to the Western Wall

Amid clashes on Temple Mount and protest at its entrance, visits continue in the Western Wall plaza, where many arrive to pray and mourn.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/11/2019, 11:34 AM

Watch: Tisha B'Av in the heart of Jerusalem

Police, volunteers, work to secure Western Wall and protect worshipers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/10/2019, 10:16 PM

Preparations underway at Western Wall for Tisha B'Av

At the end of the day, the Western Wall Heritage Foundation will distribute drinks and snacks to break the fast.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/9/2019, 1:47 PM

The Holocaust survivor's moving birthday request

To celebrate 104th birthday, Shoshana Ovitz asks her descendants to convene for prayer at Kotel. "Mengele took her mother before her eyes."Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2019, 8:37 PM

How could WOW leave the Torah in the bathroom?

Disrespect has been the story of Women of the Wall since day one, but they have really crossed a red line here. Leah Aharoni, 8/6/2019, 6:21 PM

Jennifer Lopez prays at Western Wall

American actress and singer Jennifer Lopez follows Tel Aviv performance with visit to Israel's holiest site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/2/2019, 5:00 PM

Blue and White leader visits Western Wall

MK Benny Gantz says only way to bridge gap between sectors is respectful dialogue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/2/2019, 2:20 PM

'Women of the Wall' hides Torah scroll in public bathroom

The Women of the Wall hold their monthly prayer service at the Western Wall for the new month of Av on Friday morning.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/2/2019, 10:36 AM

‘Slaughter the Jews’ painted on section of Western Wall

Writing in Arabic found on "Kotel Ha'katan" part of Western Wall in Muslim Quarter. At least 1 Arab girl arrested in connection to incident.Marcy Oster, JTA, 7/21/2019, 2:48 PM

US Energy Secretary tours Western Wall

US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and wife tour Western Wall to begin first official visit to Israel. 'A monumental moment for us.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/21/2019, 2:24 PM

Watch: Hundreds at Western Wall for Rosh Chodesh prayers

Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz among the worshipers. 'We are truly living in a special generation.'Hezki Baruch, 7/4/2019, 11:22 AM

British Home Secretary Sajid Javid visits Western Wall

Sajid Javid makes first visit by senior UK official to Western Wall in Jerusalem in 19 years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/1/2019, 3:12 PM

Watch: NY governor Cuomo visits Western Wall tunnels

Andrew Cuomo and his daughters visited the Western Wall and the tunnels, accompanied by Israeli consul Danny Dayan.Ido Ben Porat, 6/28/2019, 1:00 PM

Nikki Haley visits Western Wall

Ex US ambassador to UN prays at Western Wall ahead of her participation in conference at which she is guest of honor.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2019, 4:54 PM