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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

New Theory on When Western Wall Was Built

The discovery of a new ritual pool under the Western Wall suggests a new theory that the Kotel was completed later than thought. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/23/2011, 11:00 AM

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Visits Western Wall

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, Konstantin Grishchenko, visits the Kotel (Western Wall) for the first time.Elad Benari, 11/14/2011, 1:14 AM

Bridge for Jews to Temple Mount May Disappear

Jerusalem’s engineer demands that the ”Mughrabi” bridge for Jews to the Temple Mount be repaired or closed because of dangers. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/25/2011, 1:41 PM

Video: Jews Shout Out to G-d at the Western Wall

Tzfat's Rabbi, Rav Shmuel Eliyahu, led a special Selichot service in the Western Wall. "We're praying to G-d by shouting out to him."Elad Benari & Hezki Baruch, 10/7/2011, 9:56 AM

Say 'No' to the Kotel, Temple Activists Urge

Temple Movement may adopt a new slogan – "Say 'no' to the Kotel" – because it wants people to say 'yes' to the Temple Mount. Gil Ronen, 9/1/2011, 10:29 PM

PA Vows to Erase 'Filth,' Build Arab Homes at Western Wall

The Palestinian Authority plans to build Arab housing in the Western Wall plaza if ever it gains control of Jerusalem.Chana Ya'ar, 8/18/2011, 11:33 AM

Belz Hassidim 'Conquer' Kotel Plaza

Hassidic dynasty fills up the plaza for post-Tisha B'Av L'Chayim toast.Gil Ronen, 8/10/2011, 1:43 PM

Photo Feature: Tens of Thousands at Western Wall on Tisha B’Av

Tens of thousand of Jews are praying at the Western Wall on Tisha B’Av as the People of Israel mourn destructions of the Holy Temples.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/9/2011, 11:57 AM

Video: Muslim Arabs Attack Worshipers at Kotel

Arabs hurled rocks at Jews praying at the Temple Mount Friday. Kotel Cam recorded the incident.Gil Ronen, 6/12/2011, 6:04 PM

New at Kotel for Pesach: Mobility Scooter

Old City to be closed off to private vehicles during Passover. Birkat Kohanim scheduled for Thursday, 21.4. Gil Ronen, 4/15/2011, 2:14 AM

109 Orphans Celebrate Bar Mitzvah at the Western Wall

Collel Chabad arranged a Bar Mitzvah celebration at the Kotel for 109 orphans it supports.Elad Benari, 4/14/2011, 3:12 AM

Kotel Gets Cleaned for Passover, All Notes Taken Out

As the holiday of Passover approaches, the Kotel is also being prepared and the notes are being removed from between its stones.Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski, 4/8/2011, 2:13 AM

Chilean Miners: Just Like the Jews, We Kept Our Faith

24 of the Chilean miners who were rescued from the depths of the earth toured the Kotel this week. INNTV met them there.Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski, 2/25/2011, 11:26 AM

Photo Essay: Ashkenazi and Gantz Pray at Kotel

Outgoing and incoming IDF Chief of Staff went to pray at the Kotel following a ceremony in which Gantz officially took over from Ashkenazi.Elad Benari, 2/15/2011, 1:15 AM

First Time Ever? Graffiti at Western Wall Plaza

A man described as “odd” yelled and cursed at worshippers at the Western Wall plaza, and painted anti-Israeli graffiti.Hillel Fendel, 1/31/2011, 12:52 PM

Golani Soldiers Swear In at the Kotel

Golani Brigade’s inaugural ceremony takes place at the Western Wall for the first time in 22 years.Elad Benari, 1/14/2011, 3:16 AM

Incoming Chief of Staff Visits Kotel

Photos: Kotel Rabbi accompanies Major-General Yoav Galant to holy site, prays for his success.Gil Ronen, 1/5/2011, 6:55 PM

First Candle of Chanukah Lit at Kotel

Chief Sephardic Rabbi and Minister of Education light candle at the holiest Jewish site at which Jews are permitted to pray. Gil Ronen, 12/1/2010, 7:31 PM

Thousands Beseech G-d for Rain at Kotel

Jews gathered near the site of their forefathers' Temples to ask G-d to provide rain for the parched Land of Israel.Gil Ronen, 11/29/2010, 10:52 PM

Secular Farmers to Join Mass Prayers for Rain at Kotel Monday

Chief Rabbis Metzger and Amar will take part in Kotel prayer at 3:30 PM. They have declared a fast day as well.Gil Ronen, 11/28/2010, 8:23 PM

Cabinet OKs 85M Shekel Kotel Development Plan

Government green light for five year plan for the continued development of the Western Wall plaza and its environs.Gil Ronen, 11/21/2010, 7:04 PM

Unsupported Mugrabi Gate Endangers Women’s’ Area at Western Wall

Experts warn of imminent catastrophe as only bridge for Jews to reach Temple Mount is in danger of collapsing, yet Israeli government ignores it.Elad Benari, 10/29/2010, 9:55 AM

Chilean MPs Give Thanks at Kotel

Members of Chile's parliament gave thanks at the Western Wall for the rescue of 33 trapped miners last week.Maayana Miskin, 10/17/2010, 10:15 PM

Wheelchair-Bound Gain Access to Kotel Tunnels

For decades, archaeologists have been unearthing history in the Kotel tunnels. Now the wheelchair-bound can access the remarkable site as well.Maayana Miskin, 8/22/2010, 6:46 PM

Jewish Spiritual Awakening? 600,000 Visit Kotel over Pesach

More than 600,000 people visited the Kotel during Pesach – a record number according to authorities, and far larger than in previous years. Gil Ronen, 4/6/2010, 7:50 PM

Nearly Half of Israeli Bar Mitzvahs Celebrated at Western Wall

Families from abroad are also increasingly choosing to commemorate the event at the Holy Temple remnant.Hillel Fendel, 3/9/2010, 2:42 PM

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Ambassador Oren wants Further Compromise for Women of the Wall

Michael Oren, Israeli envoy to the US, left diplomacy behind and said he is for change in the status quo for women at the Kotel. Others disagree.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/25/2010, 7:43 PM

Record Number of Visitors to Western Wall

A record number of people, 1.5 million, visited the Western Wall in the Hebrew month of Tishrei, "evidence the Wall is a spiritual home for all."Hana Levi Julian, 10/19/2009, 11:33 AM

Jerusalem Police Fed Up with 'Ungrateful Arabs'

Jerusalem police say they preserved the peace for Ramadan prayers last month but Muslims returned the protection with violence against Jews.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/5/2009, 2:03 PM