Lack of Manpower Closes Kotel Entrances

Police at the Western Wall on Sunday and Monday closed two of the main entrances into the Kotel Plaza, citing management issues.Yosef Berger, 5/12/2014, 5:20 PM

Chisel Reportedly Used To Build The Second Temple Discovered

Archaeologist who found ancient tool says 'for first time in 2000 years we have a tool of the builders of the Kotel (Western Wall).'Iddo Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 4/23/2014, 9:49 AM

Kotel Undergoes 'Pesach Cleaning'

The Kotel was 'cleaned out' of notes that have been stuffed into it all year long, using a special deviceYaakov Levi, 4/6/2014, 8:25 PM

‘Price Tag’ Hysteria? 13-Year-Old Detained for Carrying Paint

13-year-old girl in tears as police detain her for carrying paint for her Purim costume.Maayana Miskin, 3/5/2014, 2:42 AM

Kotel Rabbi: Temple Mount Violence is a Disgrace

Muslim riots on the Temple Mount are proof that they are using the compound for a political struggle, says Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/28/2014, 9:14 PM

PA Minister: We Demand Sovereignty Over Kotel

Top PA official says that the PA is demanding sovereignty over the entire Old City of Jerusalem, including the Western Wall.David Lev, 2/10/2014, 9:18 PM

A Special Peek At the Kotel Tunnels

Photo essay takes a look at the ancient architecture under Jerusalem's Western Wall.Ari Yashar, 2/9/2014, 11:01 PM

Mass Prayer Rally At Kotel Against 'Kerry's Decrees'

Thousands join prayers asking G-d to strengthen leaders and cancel Kerry plans to establish Arab capital in Jerusalem.Ari Yashar, 1/30/2014, 7:14 PM

Anti-Semitic French Comic Announces New Show

Dieudonne tries to circumvent ban on show in which he mimes peeing on the Kotel with new show that includes 'tai-chi moves.'Ari Yashar, 1/12/2014, 7:41 AM

2013 Record Year for Israeli Tourism

Foreign tourist entries up 3% from 2012; December sets monthly record with 24% increase from previous year.Ari Yashar, 1/9/2014, 7:37 PM

WoW Deny They Tried to 'Smuggle' Torah Scroll to the Kotel

Group alleges WoW attempted to sneak Torah scroll in duffel bag into Kotel plaza against police regulations; WoW strenuously deny claims.Ari Yashar, 1/2/2014, 10:08 PM

Women of the Wall Upset as Torah Scroll Banned from Kotel

Controversial women’s prayer group allowed in to Kotel, but Torah scroll must remain outside.Maayana Miskin, 1/2/2014, 1:24 PM

Despite Snow, Bar Mitzvahs Still Held at Western Wall

Worshippers flock to Jewish holy site despite inclement weather.Tova Dvorin, 12/16/2013, 8:38 PM

Czech President: My Kotel Wish Came True

Miloš Zeman visited the Western Wall and said that when he made a wish there, 12 years ago, it came true.Gil Ronen, 10/13/2013, 10:30 PM

Guard Who Murdered Kotel Visitor Released to House Arrest

Hadi Kabalan, who killed Doron Ben Shalush at the Kotel earlier this year, has been released to house arrest pending the end of his case.David Lev, 10/13/2013, 5:23 PM

Women of the Wall Snub New Prayer Area

Dozens of women gather at Western Wall to mark the new month of Cheshvan, avoid new prayer area recently opened.Adam Ross, 10/4/2013, 9:40 AM

Kotel Rabbi to Hareidi Jews: Ignore Women of the Wall

Kotel Rabbi calls not to protest ‘Women of the Wall’ prayers. ‘Keep things quiet.’Maayana Miskin, 10/3/2013, 12:04 PM

The Temple Mount and the Peace Treaty

You might want to remember Israel's 1994 Treaty of Peace with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. It tells us something about today’s headlines. Dr. Phlip Brodie, 9/29/2013, 11:02 PM

'You Feel Like You're On Top of the World'

Rabbi Efraim Shore of the Aish HaTorah organization shares a message of unity at the priestly blessings in JerusalemYoni Kempinski and Ari Soffer, 9/22/2013, 11:37 PM

'We Prayed for This for Thousands of Years'

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat tells of his feelings experiencing the "birkat kohanim" and the Kotel. "No one should take this for granted."Yoni Kempinski and Ari Soffer, 9/22/2013, 11:12 PM

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

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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