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Reinforcements at Kotel after terror attack

Jerusalem police beef up security personnel on and around Temple Mount as the first Friday of Ramadan approaches.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2016, 4:59 PM

Jerusalem Day: Returning to the Kotel

The story of that miraculous day in June 1967.Rabbi Chanan Morrison, 6/4/2016, 10:27 PM

50 Holocaust survivors have a delayed Bar Mitzvah

In a moving ceremony at the Kotel, 50 survivors denied their Bar or Bat Mitzvah by Nazis finally get the opportunity to do so.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/2/2016, 6:18 PM

Florida official has belated bar mitzvah at Kotel

Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, candidate for Senate, recently 'came out' as Jewish.JTA, 4/24/2016, 11:27 AM

Petition to prevent 'Women’s Priestly Blessing'

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

Sick children celebrate bar/bat mitzvahs at Kotel

Kav Lachayim brings 22 sick children from around the country together for an emotional bar and bat mitzvah ceremony at the Kotel.Reut Hadar, 4/12/2016, 10:37 AM

Archaeologists warn 'Reform Kotel' erases history

Israeli Archaeology Council writes to Netanyahu, Regev and Antiquities Authority, demanding plan for new prayer space be stopped.Ari Yashar, 4/7/2016, 7:11 PM

Gov has 3 months to come up with new Kotel plan

Court tells government to present new plan within three months, refuses to give temporary injunction against Women of the Wall.JTA, 4/5/2016, 11:07 AM

Looking for new agreement with Reform

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, Chief Rabbi David Lau discuss how to best oppose moves to officially recognize Reform, change Kotel status.Nitsan Keidar, 3/16/2016, 10:29 PM

Reform movement warns Netanyahu

In message to PM, Reform leaders demand Kotel decision remain, indicate compromise on mikvaot. Netanyahu promises to help 'quietly.'Chaim Lev, 3/15/2016, 9:43 PM

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

Cabinet examines Kotel arrangements - 46 years ago

1970 account shows Labor Ministers opposed Kotel partition even then.Hillel Fendel, 3/7/2016, 8:42 PM

Experts: Kotel plan will be sorrow for generations

Archaeologists warn that government's plan to modify Kotel plaza would hurt Israel's cultural heritage, strategic assets.Matt Wanderman, 3/7/2016, 10:27 AM

Rabbis on Kotel: Don't act without Chief Rabbinate

Elders' Forum of National Religious Rabbis publishes statement on dividing Kotel, asking gov not to take unilateral steps.Ido Ben-Porat, 3/7/2016, 7:43 AM

Netanyahu remains committed to changes in Kotel

Prime Minister reiterates commitment to a decision to create a new prayer space for Reform and Conservative Jews at the Kotel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/7/2016, 1:15 AM

Protesters to Relig Min: Don't give in to Reform

Dozens gather outside of Religious Affairs Minister David Azoulai's house with signs reading 'One Kotel - One People,' 'No to Reform money.'Shimon Cohen, 3/1/2016, 11:26 AM

Chief Rabbinate criticizes Kotel Rabbi

Chief Rabbinate Council implicitly criticizes Rabbi Rabinowitz for promoting the government’s outlined division of Kotel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2016, 7:26 PM

Ex-Prime Minister's ruling on Kotel authority

In discussion over authority transfer for new Reform prayer space, Chief Rabbi brings Levy Eshkol's words from after the Six Day War.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 2/21/2016, 5:14 PM

'Coalition should have collapsed on Reform Kotel'

Ex-Minister Yishai slams haredi and religious parties for not saying 'no' to new prayer space, calls Reform 'disappearing Judaism.'Hezki Baruch, 2/7/2016, 5:15 PM

Historic letter against Kotel division

In light of new Reform prayer space, letter from top rabbis in early 1970s published, revealing fierce opposition to division into sections.Hezki Baruch, 2/4/2016, 10:59 PM

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

Will Palestinians thwart Reform Kotel plaza?

PA religious leadership strongly condemns planned new non-Orthodox prayer section at 'Muslim site,' calling it breach of international law.Dalit Halevi, 2/3/2016, 7:56 AM

MK Ariel: Reform prayer attacks 'Jewish tradition'

Ahead of cabinet vote on allowing egalitarian prayer services at Kotel, Uri Ariel says initiative will only spur 'conflict and division.'Hezki Baruch, 1/31/2016, 12:00 PM

Jewish Home divided on Reform prayer at Kotel

Uri Ariel blasts change to 'status quo' at Kotel while Bennett and Shaked appear primed to vote in favor of proposal to allow Reform prayer.Hezki Baruch, 1/31/2016, 9:54 AM

Gov 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

Terror victim Naor Shalev celebrates Bar Mitzvah

Two months after nearly losing his life in brutal Pisgat Ze'ev stabbing, Naor Shalev is called up to the Torah at the Kotel.Hezki Baruch, 12/17/2015, 12:02 PM

Teen terror victim to light eighth candle at Kotel

Naor Shalev, critically injured in a stabbing in Pisgat Ze'ev, will light the final candle of Hanukkah in public Kotel ceremony.Orly Harari, 12/13/2015, 12:27 PM

Kotel and 'Al-Aqsa' top Facebook’s ‘check-in' list

Binyamin Netanyahu is 10th most talked about politician according to FacebookShoshana Miskin, 12/9/2015, 8:06 PM

Israel is a candle in the darkness

PM Netanyahu lights first Hanukkah candle in Jerusalem, says Israel is fighting for its existence and independence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/7/2015, 1:16 AM

Kotel rabbi opposes women Hanukkah lighting

After deputy state attorney calls to integrate women in state lighting ceremony, rabbi asks why special section not being used.Ben Shaul, 12/1/2015, 8:01 PM

Biggest Jewish event ever: 5 million to pray

This coming Sunday, group hopes to get five million people all over the world to say the 'Tikun Haklali' together.Shimon Cohen, 11/17/2015, 10:53 PM

Cleric: The Western Wall belongs to the Muslims

Palestinian Arab claims Muslims are the legal owners of the Western Wall and no other person or entity are entitled to it.Dalit Halevi, 10/23/2015, 5:12 AM

PA Drops UNESCO Kotel Bid - Partially

PA backs down on claiming Kotel as a Muslim site, but is still trying to claim Cave of Machpelah and Rachel's Tomb.Ari Yashar, 10/21/2015, 9:48 AM

UNESCO Chief Blasts PA Attempt to Claim Kotel

Director-General issues statement 'deploring' proposal, backed by Arab states, to claim Kotel as part of Al-Aqsa Mosque.Ari Soffer, 10/20/2015, 9:10 PM

Diaspora Jews Livid at PA Bid to Claim the Kotel

Jewish leaders in the United States, Europe condemn proposal to claim Western Wall as Muslim site as 'an affront to Jews everywhere.'Ari Soffer, 10/20/2015, 5:10 PM

Lawmakers Urge Action over UNESCO Kotel Resolution

Reps Nita Lowey and Ted Deutch ask ambassador to UNESCO to work to block the PA from claiming Kotel as its own.Ben Ariel, 10/20/2015, 5:17 AM

'Arafat's Legacy of Lies Continues with Abbas'

Foreign Ministry officials confirm to Arutz Sheva an active fight against the PA's push to claim the Kotel as their own.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/19/2015, 7:07 PM

PA Tries to Claim Western Wall at UNESCO

Proposal, likely to pass due to Muslim majority, would have Kotel renamed Buraq Plaza and made part of Al-Aqsa Mosque.Ari Yashar, 10/16/2015, 3:09 PM

Watch: Visitors Not Deterred by Jerusalem Violence

Jewish worshipers at the Kotel this morning tell Arutz Sheva why last night's terrorist attacks only strengthened their resolve to come.Yoni Kempinski, 10/4/2015, 11:58 AM

Watch: Chief Rabbi Leads Prayer Rally at the Kotel

Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yosef calls prayers to show defiance after stabbing attack, urges Jews to turn out at site in demand for security.Chaim Lev, 10/4/2015, 12:31 AM

Arab 'Screamers' Harass Officials Visiting Kotel

Arab women wail at Jerusalem officials visiting the Western Wall through the Damascus Gate route.Yaakov Levi, 10/1/2015, 1:08 PM

PA Media: Birkat Kohanim? Jewish 'Desecration'

Forget the Temple Mount - Palestinian Press Agency says Western Wall is Muslim, Jewish Priestly Blessings 'desecrate' it.Ari Soffer, 9/30/2015, 10:42 PM

Thousands at Kotel for Birkat Kohanim, Hakhel

Security forces have reinforced the Old City since dawn as thousands expected to attend special ceremonies.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/30/2015, 5:30 PM

Muslims Mob Terrified Jewish Children in Jerusalem

Difficult to watch: Children cry as Arab mobs target Jewish families on the way to the Kotel in Old City of Jerusalem over Sukkot.Ari Soffer, 9/29/2015, 8:30 PM

100,000 Attend Selichot at the Kotel

Jews from across the religious and demographic spectrum gathered in Jerusalem for last penitentiary prayers before Yom Kippur.Tova Dvorin, 9/22/2015, 8:04 AM

Watch: Selichot at the Kotel

Hundreds at Selichot at the Western Wall in the presence of Chief Rabbi David Lau, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu of Tzfat, ministers and MKs.Hezki Baruch, 9/18/2015, 12:36 AM

Jewish Home MK: Israelis Afraid to Visit the Kotel

Arab terror preventing Israelis from coming to Western Wall to pray, says MK Smotrich - and something must be done.Yaakov Levi, 9/17/2015, 8:40 PM

PA Claims 'Western Wall is Muslim'

PA claims Temple Mount and Kotel as 'Muslim holy sites,' as PA mufti calls for 'physical' response to possible ban of Muslim rioting groups.Dalit Halevy, 8/25/2015, 4:41 PM

Thousands at the Kotel for First Night of Selichot

Sights and sounds: Worshipers flock to Western Wall for first night of penitential prayers leading up to High Holy Days.Eliran Aharon, 8/17/2015, 12:02 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

Watch: Torah Scroll Dedicated at Kotel to 3 Teens

Father of slain teen tells Arutz Sheva about 'complicated' dedication event, says last summer's unity will overcome.Eliran Aharon, 8/12/2015, 10:05 AM

Arabs Run 'Protection' Scheme for Kotel Visitors

Just like in old Chicago, Israelis visiting the Kotel have been forced in recent months to pay up, or risk damage to their cars, or persons.Moshe Cohen, 8/10/2015, 5:13 PM

Questions to the Enemies of Israel

An open letter with hard questions that need answering on the ground. Giulio Meotti, 8/9/2015, 7:14 AM

Tisha B'Av - Destruction of the Temple

Tonight and tomorrow the Jewish people commemorate the destruction of the two Temples in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/25/2015, 9:04 PM

Journalist Blasts Hotovely Over Kotel Visits

Journalist Ben Caspit says that requiring foreign diplomats to visit the Kotel is like being forced to visit a church in New York.Ido Ben Porat, 7/17/2015, 2:15 AM

Hotovely: Kotel to be Part of Official Visits

International guests in Israel on official visits will be taken to the Kotel as part of their itinerary, the Foreign Ministry has decided.Moshe Cohen, 7/16/2015, 8:15 AM

Shoah Survivors Celebrate Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel

After more than half a century, survivors finally undergo ceremony denied to them by the NazisHezki Baruch, 7/13/2015, 1:50 PM