In Pictures: Priestly Blessings at the Western Wall

Israeli Chief Rabbis join thousands of worshippers at this year's Sukkot 'birkat kohanim' at the Kotel in Jerusalem.Yoni Kempinski and Ari Soffer, 9/22/2013, 10:47 AM

Thousands Recite Selichot at the Western Wall

Jewish worshippers flock to the Kotel (Western Wall) to take part in penitential prayers in the run up to Yom Kippur.Ari Soffer and Hezki Baruch, 9/10/2013, 11:04 AM

Kotel Rabbi’s Horror at Temple Mount Riots

Kotel rabbi says the world should condemn Muslim rioters’ attempt to force Jews from holy site.Maayana Miskin, 9/8/2013, 8:30 AM

In Pictures: Prayer and Repentance at the Western Wall

Saturday night marked the start of the recital of "selichot" prayers for Ashkenazic Jews throughout the world.Ari Soffer and Yoni Kempinsky, 9/1/2013, 12:21 PM

Come And See

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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

‘Women of the Wall’ to Get Separate Prayer Area

Minister Bennett hopes to solve Kotel clashes with a separate prayer space for non-traditional worship.Maayana Miskin, 8/25/2013, 2:42 PM

Court: Murder Rap Likely for Kotel 'Security Guard' Killer

Hadi Kabalan, the security guard who killed Doron Ben Shalush at the Kotel, is likely to go to prison for murder, a judge said.David Lev, 8/18/2013, 4:17 PM

Ministry of Interior Affairs Hearing on Temple Mount Prayer

Director for Religious Services hopes to grant religious sovereignty to all who wish to pray on the Temple Mount.Kochava Rozenbaum , 8/11/2013, 3:10 PM

Man Sues for Police Violence at Kotel

A man sprayed with tear gas after trying to bring a musical instrument to the Western Wall.Maayana Miskin, 8/7/2013, 9:01 PM

Fears as Ramadan meets ‘Women of the Wall’

Police ask thousands of orthodox Jewish women not to pray at Kotel in an attempt to maintain calm.Maayana Miskin, 8/6/2013, 6:40 PM

Thousands Stream to Kotel for Tisha B'av

Thousands of people came to the Kotel Monday night to mark Tisha B'av, commemorating the destruction of the Holy Temples.David Lev, 7/15/2013, 9:27 PM

Rabbanit: Women Can Unify the Jewish People

Thousands of women will hold a special prayer session for the safety of world Jewry on MondayDavid Lev, 7/4/2013, 2:00 PM

Druze Guard Indicted for Pre-meditated Murder in Kotel Killing

Indictment handed down against a security guard who several weeks ago opened fire on a Jew visiting the Kotel, killing him.David Lev, 7/4/2013, 10:18 AM

Security Guard Shot Kotel Jew After 'Verbal Confrontation'

Security guard who shot dead a Jewish man at Western Wall is suspected of murder after " verbal confrontation."Rina Tzvi , 6/25/2013, 8:14 PM

Remand of Kotel Shooter Extended

Court extends by five days the remand of the security guard who shot and killed a Jewish man at the Western Wall.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/21/2013, 11:04 PM

Security Guard Shot Jew who Yelled Allahu Akbar at Western Wall

A Jewish man has been killed in a shooting at the Kotel.Maayana Miskin & Ernie Singer, 6/21/2013, 8:07 AM

Court Awards Damages to Hebron Mother Over False Arrest

The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court has awarded thousands of shekels in damages to a Hevron mother after her false arrest by police.Chana Ya'ar, 6/20/2013, 2:05 PM

Clinton at Kotel: 'Eye Opening Experience'

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton visits the Kotel, expresses “continued admiration” for Jewish heritage.Rina Tzvi , 6/18/2013, 5:28 PM

Hareidi Leaders: Cops Barred Hareidim from the Kotel

“We saw police working on behalf of 'Women of the Wall,” said hareidi leaders. “What happened at the Kotel was just unbelievable.”David Lev, 6/9/2013, 4:32 PM

Distressed Rabbi: ‘What Have You Done to the Western Wall?’

Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz protested an egalitarian provocation by the Women of the Wall at the Kotel on Sunday morning.Chana Ya'ar, 6/9/2013, 10:26 AM

Kotel Moment of Truth: Youths Asked to Stay Away

Thousands of hareidim, led by rabbis, will face Women of the Wall Sunday. Troublemakers not welcome.Gil Ronen, 6/7/2013, 8:34 AM

‘Women of the Wall’ Prepare for Second Round

The Women of the Wall group prepares for a repeat of last month’s conflict at the Kotel.Maayana Miskin, 6/4/2013, 5:20 PM

Rabbinate: No 'Women of the Wall' Prayers Just Yet

The Chief Rabbinate reiterated its position against "male-style" prayer groups for women at the Kotel, until an official decision is madeDavid Lev, 6/3/2013, 4:34 PM

Chief Rabbis Receive Threats from 'Women of the Wall'

Threatening letters were sent Monday to the offices of Israel's Chief Rabbis, signed by 'Women of the Wall.'David Lev, 6/3/2013, 3:40 PM

NY Rabbi Criticizes Women of the Wall, Hareidi Thugs

New York Rabbi takes both sides of Kotel dispute to task, and shares thoughts on this week’s Torah portion.Eliran Aharon, New York, 5/24/2013, 12:33 PM

Chazak Rabbi: What do Women of the Wall Want?

Rabbi Ilan Meirov of New York's Chazak Organization: Why not heed decisions of chief rabbis and Kotel Rabbi?Arutz Sheva, 5/17/2013, 5:02 AM

Arab Breaks Chair on Elderly Jew's Head

Scenes reminiscent of 1920s and 30s becoming commonplace in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.Gil Ronen, 5/13/2013, 8:48 AM

Kotel Rabbi: Pray for Unity

Rabbi of Kotel calls to end recent conflict through government regulation, prayer.Maayana Miskin, 5/12/2013, 2:35 PM

Women of the Wall: We’re 'Liberating' the Kotel

Head of ‘Women of the Wall’ group compares provocation-causing group to soldiers who fought for Jerusalem.Maayana Miskin, 5/10/2013, 2:11 PM

Conflict at Kotel as Women of the Wall Hold Prayers

Conflict at the Western Wall as women attempt non-traditional prayer gathering.Maayana Miskin, 5/10/2013, 9:02 AM

Efforts to Head Off Clash between Women at Kotel Friday

Thousands of young hareidi women expected at Kotel for Rosh Chodesh prayers, rabbis told them to avoid clashes with Women of the Wall. Gil Ronen, 5/9/2013, 9:31 PM

New Women's Group Counters Provocative 'Women of the Wall'

"Leave the Western Wall alone," a new group, Women For the Wall, tells provocative Women of the Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2013, 5:46 AM

A Rabbinic Group Supports ‘Third Kotel’ Plan

The Beit Hillel rabbinic group throws its weight behind creation of mixed prayer section at the Western Wall.Maayana Miskin, 5/5/2013, 10:42 AM

MK Slams Women of the Wall: ‘Fake Judaism’

MK Menachem Moses against ‘provocation’ of women’s prayer group using men’s prayer.Maayana Miskin, 5/1/2013, 8:52 AM

Kotel Rabbi: Please Don't Fight Here

Rabbi asks "zealots on both sides" to take their discord elsewhere.Gil Ronen, 4/25/2013, 7:34 PM

10,000 at Kotel Yom Haatzmaut Prayer

Deputy Religions Minister Rabbi Ben Dahan: "On this day, the power of the nation is revealed."Gil Ronen, 4/16/2013, 9:13 AM

Women of Wall Accused of Hiding True Intentions

WoW Leader Anat Hoffman, interviewed on BBC, divulges longterm goals for the Kotel and the rest of Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2013, 9:50 PM

Kotel Rav: 'Uproot the Divisive Women of the Wall'

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Kotel, slammed Women of the Wall for its "divisiveness" - and its violation of the lawDavid Lev, 4/11/2013, 1:03 PM

Sharansky: Make Room at Kotel for Mixed Prayer

Jewish Agency head calls to extend Kotel with section for men and women together.Chana Ya'ar, Maayana Miskin, 4/10/2013, 12:18 PM

Huge Crowds at Birkat Kohanim

Tens of thousands participated in the traditional Birkat Kohanim mass priestly blessing that took place Thursday morning at the KotelDavid Lev, 3/28/2013, 8:29 AM

MK: Women of the Wall ‘Extremism’ will Lead to Conflict

MK Ariel criticizes ‘Women of the Wall,’ says their growing extremism will lead to conflict at Jewish holy site.Maayana Miskin, 3/12/2013, 4:58 PM

'Armed with Tallits,' MKs Join Kotel Women, Prevent their Arrest

Leftist female MKs donned prayer shawls and joined Women of the Wall for provocation at Kotel.Gil Ronen, 3/12/2013, 10:46 AM

Thousands Unite in Prayer for Rabbi Yaakov Yosef

Despite political tension, hareidi and Zionist religious unite in prayer for ailing rabbi. Maayana Miskin, 3/5/2013, 9:15 AM

10.5 Million Kotel Visits in 2012

Police data shows 10.5 million trips to the Western Wall in 2012. Israel finally expands Kotel facilities.Maayana Miskin, 2/27/2013, 12:53 PM

Arab Group: Kotel is a Muslim Site, And Jews Don't Belong There

An Israeli Arab group says, Israel is “defiling the holiness" of the Kotel - as defined by Islam - by conducting Jewish prayers there.David Lev, 2/21/2013, 2:54 PM

Kotel Women Strike Again, Police Detain 10

About 100 Kotel women held prayers at the Kotel Plaza in contravention of a High Court decision. Gil Ronen, 2/11/2013, 11:44 AM

Holocaust Survivors Finally Get Bar Mitzvahed - 70 Years Later

A unique Bar Mitzvah ceremony took place at the Kotel - ot for thirteen year old kids, but for a group of Holocaust survivorsDavid Lev, 2/4/2013, 10:00 PM

Reform Groups Demand 'Reform' of Long-Standing Kotel Policies

Reform groups filed a petition with the High Court demanding the removal of Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich as Rabbi of the Kotel.David Lev, 1/7/2013, 1:46 AM

A Prayer from a Wheelchair at the Kotel

Magen David and Police made an exception to allow a man to pray at the Kotel when he explained his illness may not allow him another chance.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/2/2013, 10:48 AM

US Liberal Jews’ War on Orthodoxy at Kotel

US Liberal Jews press Netanyahu to overthrow Jewish custom at the Wall and let women pray with men’s religious prayer shawls there. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/26/2012, 12:33 PM

NY Times Strikes Again, Promotes ‘Women of the Wall’

A NY Times article pitches a campaign by “Women of Wall” and unintentionally reveals the real issue: Who decides Jewish law? Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/23/2012, 7:14 PM

Hamas, Abbas’ New Partner, Say Kotel Is Islamic

Hamas’ official Al Qassam website quotes a senior cleric that “facts and history” prove the Western Wall is not Jewish property. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/23/2012, 5:51 PM

Signed Checks Worth a Half a Billion Dollars Found at Kotel

Jerusalem police were left bewildered after finding signed checks worth around half a billion dollars at the Western Wall on Wednesday. Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/19/2012, 8:16 PM

Prime Minister: Kotel will Remain Jewish Forever

Prime Minister lights eighth Hannukah candle at Kotel, and has some words for Palestinians.Gil Ronen, 12/15/2012, 8:08 PM

Chief Rabbi Lights Hanukkah Candles at Kotel Katan (Small Wall)

Hanukkah candle lighting have been taking place at the Small Wall, or Kotel HaKatan, in the Old City of Jerusalem. Ben Bresky, 12/13/2012, 8:28 PM