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

Call to Mass Prayer for Israeli Soldiers at Western Wall

Jews are called to gather Sunday at the Western Wall at 4 pm to pray for Israel's soldiers in their fight against Gaza terrorists.Hana Levi Julian, 11/18/2012, 9:47 AM

New Musical Clip Highlights Bond Between Jews and Jerusalem

Composer and writer Cecelia Margules releases a video production of her song "Let Us Build", a musical tribute to Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2012, 7:51 AM

Holocaust Survivors Celebrate Belated Bar Mitzvah

Holocaust survivors belatedly celebrated their coming-of-age in a moving ceremony at the Western Wall.Maayana Miskin, 10/23/2012, 11:05 AM

Video: Thousands Pray at Dawn at Western Wall

Thousands of Jews prayed Sunday at sunrise on “Hoshana Raba”, the last day of the seven-day Sukkot holiday and the eve of Simchat Torah. Yoni Kempinski and Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/7/2012, 11:00 AM

Rabbi Arrested on Temple Mount for Praying

On the eve of the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah, at least three Jews, one a rabbi, and one Arab were arrested on the Temple Mount.Chana Ya'ar, 10/7/2012, 10:52 AM

Video: Jews Pushed Out of Kotel Plaza

Police pushed out Jews who wanted to ascend to the Temple Mount, hindering entry to the Kotel, too. Gil Ronen, 10/5/2012, 2:14 PM

Thousands Participate in Priestly Blessing at Western Wall

The Priestly Blessing, chanted by thousands of male descendants of High Priest Aaron, delivered Wednesday from the Western Wall. Uzi Baruch, Hana Levi Julian, 10/3/2012, 9:41 AM

Thousands Participate in Selichot at Kotel

Tens of thousands take part in the last Selichot prayers before Yom Kippur at the Kotel (Western Wall).Elad Benari, 9/25/2012, 4:14 AM

PA Angered by Bar Mitzvah Tradition

PA rep. expresses outrage over the tradition of celebrating bar mitzvahs at the Western Wall. Rabbi: They’re embarrassing themselves.Maayana Miskin, 9/23/2012, 6:18 PM

World's Largest Mezuzah' Affixed at Kotel Entrance

Bronze mezuzah is 1.4 meters long, 25 cm. wide, and weighs 40 kg. The parchment is 60 cm. high.Hezki Baruch & Gil Ronen, 8/28/2012, 3:14 AM

From Wash DC to the Western Wall for Abdul Kareem's Bar Mitzvah

A self-described African American atheist, born of a Muslim father and Jewish mother, hungers for a Bar Mitzvah in Jerusalem.Chana Ya'ar, 8/27/2012, 7:39 PM

Rabbi of Kotel Condemns 'Midget' PA Chairman

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich condemns PA Chairman for denying Jewish bond to Jerusalem.Gideon Israel, 8/23/2012, 7:39 PM

'Women of the Wall' Arrested for Provocation

Police arrested three “women of the Wall’ after they violated High Court limitations and wore prayer shawls in a “Rosh Chodesh” protest. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/19/2012, 10:26 AM

Canadian FM Makes Surprise Visit to Israel, Western Wall

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird made a surprise visit to Israel Monday morning, where he prayed at Western Wall.Rachel Hirshfeld, 8/14/2012, 3:35 PM

Romney at Kotel: 'Pained' by Temple's Destruction

Republican candidate: "I feel the pain of the destruction undergone by the special Jewish people, as it was in the past."Gil Ronen, 7/29/2012, 5:21 PM

Singing, Yearning in Lamentations at the Western Wall

A night of grieving, a night of unity as the people of Israel came together to yearn for what was, and what is yet to be.Hana Levi Julian, 7/29/2012, 3:26 PM

Thousands March Around Walls of Jerusalem

Thousands marched around the ancient walls of the holy city of Jerusalem Saturday night in an event held by the Women in Green movement.Chana Ya'ar, 7/29/2012, 2:52 PM

Arab Rage: Putin Recognized Jerusalem's Jewish Past

At Kotel, Russian president said "Here we see how the Jewish past is etched into the stones of Jerusalem."Gil Ronen, 6/28/2012, 6:53 PM

'Kotel Woman' Detained

Member of provocative stream tried to enter women's section wearing a tallit.Gil Ronen, 6/21/2012, 8:59 PM

Government Bans Smoking at Western Wall

People going to the Western Wall for HaShem to accept their prayers will find smoking is not acceptable, the government ordered.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/2/2012, 3:38 PM

70,000 at Kotel for Priestly Blessing

Police closed off all roads leading to Old City due to Birkat Kohanim prayer ceremony. Gil Ronen, 4/9/2012, 10:29 AM

Monday: Priestly Blessing at Kotel

Shacharit prayer will begin at 8:45 a.m., and Priestly Blessing will take place at 9:30 and 10:15.Gil Ronen, 4/8/2012, 6:26 PM

No New Space for Women at Kotel

Women at the Kotel remain in crowded prayer space as Arab suit against expansion continues.Maayana Miskin, 4/3/2012, 2:05 PM

Arab Axe Attack on Jew in Old City

An Arab terrorist attacked a Jew with an axe in the area of the Damascus Gate Monday morning. The victim suffered light wounds.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/2/2012, 8:53 AM

Kotel Cleanup for Passover

Photo essay: Rabbi of the Kotel and Holy Places takes part in cleanup of the Western Wall for Pesach.Arutz Sheva, 3/28/2012, 10:40 PM

Mofaz Visits Kotel after Victory

The new head of Kadima, Shaul Mofaz, announced he would vie for prime minister's slot next election.Gil Ronen, 3/28/2012, 7:43 PM

‘Swift’ Birds to be Welcomed Back to Western Wall

The Common Swift, a unique bird that spends most of its life on the wing, returns to Western Wall for a short vacation from Africa.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/11/2012, 9:09 AM

Kotel Rabbi to eBay: Stop Selling Kotel Stones

Internet auction site offers stones allegedly from Kotel area. Rabbi: they do not confer a blessing -- but a curse.Gil Ronen, 2/13/2012, 4:43 PM

Western Wall Rabbi 'Cannot Forgive the Mufti'

The Western Wall Rabbi says Israelis “cannot forgive the Mufti” for saying that only by killing Jews can Muslims proceed to Paradise.Chana Ya'ar, 1/23/2012, 9:33 PM

40,000 Visit Kotel During Hanukkah

More than 40,000 people visited the Western Wall during Hanukkah. Thousands attended daily candle lighting.Elad Benari, 12/30/2011, 2:14 AM

Sixth Hanukkah Candle Lit at Kotel

Police commissioner and Jerusalem mayor attend lighting of sixth candle of Hannukah.Gil Ronen, 12/25/2011, 8:44 PM

Arab Group: Kotel Belongs to Islam

An Arab organization proclaimed that Israel's plans to expand the prayer area for women at the Kotel was “very dangerous.”David Lev, 12/3/2011, 6:33 PM