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

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

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

Yaakov Shwekey 'Flagdance' historic Kotel plaza performance

View selected excerpts in honor of Jerusalem Jubilee celebrations, tens of thousands participate at Western Wall plaza.Mordechai Sones, 8/7/2017, 7:39 PM

Watch: Motorcyclists salute Jerusalem police

A group of over 100 motorcyclists come to the Western Wall, show their support for the Israel police.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 7/29/2017, 12:00 AM

Greenblatt prays at the Kotel

President Trump’s special representative visits the Western Wall after working to resolve tensions in Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, 7/27/2017, 11:36 PM

'Reform failed in America'

Former MK says Reform Movement wants Israeli Jews to assimilate, slams Reform for trying to dictate Israel's policies.Benny Tucker, 7/7/2017, 9:03 AM

Jewish Federation CEO: The gap is growing

Arik Goldstein, Jewish Federation of New York Executive Director, responds to government decision to freeze Western Wall plan.Mordechai Sones, 6/26/2017, 5:03 PM

Government freezes pro-Reform Western Wall plan

Religious parties score win as plan to create mixed-gender prayer area at Western Wall for Reform Movement shelved.Hezki Baruch, 6/25/2017, 3:41 PM

Israeli government gathers in Western Wall tunnels

Government holds meeting discussing making Western Wall more accessible for wheelchairs, affirming new Communications Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2017, 9:13 AM

White House disassociates itself from Kotel comments

White House: Remarks by American diplomats that the Western Wall is not part of Israel do not reflect Trump's position.Nitsan Keidar, 5/16/2017, 12:38 AM

Watch: 'Kotel Cam' Live

Arutz Sheva and ILTV with a special camera at the Western Wall in Jerusalem., 4/24/2017, 7:11 PM

Six Day War Torah scroll to be featured in March of the Living

Torah scroll carried by Rabbi Shlomo Goren at liberation of Western Wall to be included in March of the Living.Uzi Baruch, 4/20/2017, 5:41 PM

When Chabad united the right and left

Coalition Chairman Bitan and Opposition Leader Herzog celebrate at Chabad-organized bar mitzvah for 120 orphans.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/9/2017, 11:56 AM

'Media coverage inviting terror attack at Western Wall'

Haredi MK responds to report of lax security at holy site on Shabbat, warns Arab media pushing story could inspire attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/13/2017, 10:46 AM

Sharansky: Reform Jewry the 'final defense' before assimilation

Natan Sharansky, among those spearheading the 'Kotel plan', called for greater openness towards Reform Jews.Hezki Baruch, 12/27/2016, 2:06 PM

US Ambassador to Israel summoned for reprimand

Netanyahu summons US Ambassador; new policy guidelines to be announcedMordechai Sones, 12/25/2016, 4:54 PM

Shas submits 'Kotel Law' to the Knesset

Shas submits law that will legally establish the Kotel's halakhic status and is also supported by MKs from Jewish Home and Likud.Chaim Lev, 12/12/2016, 12:14 AM

New proposal regulates the status of the Kotel

Shas MKs propose bill to place the Kotel and the plaza around it under the jurisdiction of Rabbinical Courts and the Chief Rabbinate.Nitzan Kedar, 11/28/2016, 9:18 PM

Jewish Home MK: Supreme Court not authorized to adjudicate Kotel

MK Smotrich writes letter to Attorney General, asks government to tell Supreme Court to leave Western Wall alone.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 11/27/2016, 7:26 PM

JFNA board: Implement Kotel egalitarian space deal

Jewish Federations of North America send letter to Netanyahu, calls for implementation of egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall.JTA, 11/15/2016, 3:49 AM

Father of murdered rabbi: Israel not intimidated

Memorial plaque dedicated to memory of terror victims Rabbi Nechemia Levy and Aaron Bennet.Gary Willig, 10/6/2016, 8:35 PM

Letters to God delivered to Western Wall

Hundreds of letters addressed delivered to the Western Wall as is traditional before the High Holidays.JTA, 9/22/2016, 4:43 AM

'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

Former MK: Reform Movement is trying to uproot halacha

Former Shas MK Rabbi Nissim Ze'ev decries Reform attempts to take over Kotel.Benny Tucker, 7/9/2016, 9:46 PM

Petition calls to ban mixed prayers at the Kotel

Petition argues egalitarian prayer goes against 'local custom' defined by the Protection of Holy Places Law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2016, 6:52 PM

Brazil 'regrets' UNESCO vote denying Jewish link to Kotel

Brazilian Foreign Minister Jose Serra says his country will change its vote on UNESCO motion, which declared Jewish sites 'Muslim.'JTA, 6/14/2016, 3:40 PM

Major security reinforcements at Kotel following 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 Western Wall

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' 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

22 sick children celebrate bar and bat mitzvahs at the 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

Archaeology Council warns 'Reform Kotel' will destroy 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

Government has three 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 discusses Kotel arrangements - 46 years ago

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

Archaeologists: Kotel plan 'will cause 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

Array of 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

Demonstrators to Religion Minister: 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 by leading rabbis forbids 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 the 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 at Kotel an attack on '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

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

Terror victim Naor Shalev celebrates Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel

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