Provocation at the Western Wall

Dozens of WoW members, leaders of Reform, Conservative movements, try to bring Torah scrolls from egalitarian section into women's section.Yoni Kempinski, 10/30/2019, 10:44 AM

Women of the Wall demand Gantz 'fulfill his promise'

Radical women's organization demands Blue and White, Yisrael Beytenu, refuse to join government unless Western Wall reform is implemented.Hezki Baruch, Chana Roberts, 10/28/2019, 10:39 AM

'Women of the Wall' hides Torah scroll in public bathroom

The Women of the Wall hold their monthly prayer service at the Western Wall for the new month of Av on Friday morning.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/2/2019, 10:36 AM

'Looks like Reform women have given up battle for Western Wall'

Less than 20 supporters of Women of the Wall turnout for Rosh Hodesh prayers at Kotel - despite hopes that hundreds would attend.Uzi Baruch, 5/6/2019, 8:44 AM

Poll: Just 3% of Israelis back Women of the Wall movement

Poll by Reform movement shows just 3% of Israelis support goals of Women of the Wall, 7% support recognition of non-Orthodox Judaism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/28/2019, 7:34 PM

Police: Women of the Wall to blame for Western Wall clashes

Police contradict feminist group's claim it was attacked by mob of radical haredim, says Women of the Wall made 'deliberate provocation'.David Rosenberg, 3/8/2019, 1:54 PM

'Women of the Wall' forced out of Kotel amid protests

Event at Western Wall marking controversial feminist group's 30th anniversary ended as activists forced to leave plaza amid protests.David Rosenberg, 3/8/2019, 9:54 AM

Hundreds rally against 'Women of the Wall' in Jerusalem

Women of the Wall alternative prayer service at Western Wall draws only 30, while hundreds join in prayer vigil against the left-wing group.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/9/2018, 3:37 PM

Deri: Women of the Wall a 'destructive phenomenon'

Deri responds to petition calling on him to ban Women of the Wall from the Kotel, says he is doing everything in his power to combat group.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/7/2018, 9:34 AM

Hundreds of women call on Aryeh Deri to stop Women of the Wall

Petition wants interior minister to stop the feminist group from 'provoking quarrels in such a holy place' ahead of Rosh Chodesh prayers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/6/2018, 6:42 PM

Western Wall egalitarian prayer section gets backhanded approval

Prime Minister's Office uses regulation to make egalitarian section at Western Wall handicapped-accessible to expand section.JTA, 8/27/2018, 5:43 PM

Women of the Wall brandish ram's horns in Kotel provocation

As every year in month of Elul, so this morning: Women of the Wall arrive to Western Wall plaza, produce Torah scrolls and blow shofars.Mordechai Sones, 8/12/2018, 4:34 PM

Stone falls at Western Wall: 'Food for thought'

Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Dov Kalmanovitch says timing of fall of stone from Western Wall into egalitarian section 'raises many questions.'Uzi Baruch, 7/23/2018, 7:35 PM

Thousands of worshippers crowd out 'Women of the Wall' activists

Worshippers pack Western Wall plaza Friday for monthly Rosh Hodesh prayers. Small group of left-wing activists hold mixed-gender service.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2018, 11:08 AM

'Women of the Wall sang loudly and disrupted our prayers'

Woman whose prayers were disrupted by Women of the Wall at the Kotel wonders why police make arrests at Netiv Ha'avot but not at the Kotel.Benny Toker, 6/14/2018, 4:09 PM

Chaos at the Kotel

'Women of the Wall' infiltrates women's section of Western Wall during mass Rosh Chodesh prayer, causing a commotion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/14/2018, 9:22 AM

Demand: Temporary injunction against Women of the Wall

Supreme Court urged to prevent Women of the Wall from holding monthly Rosh Chodesh service at Western Wall plaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/14/2018, 1:44 AM

A clear message to the Women of the Wall

Attorney General says Women of the Wall must pray in designated area and can be removed from Western Wall if they do not comply.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/6/2018, 4:27 PM

Women file complaint after being abused by Women of the Wall

Women of the Wall push, verbally abuse, women and teens praying at Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2018, 11:30 AM

LIBA: Why do we succumb to provocations?

Liba Center demands Western Wall Heritage Foundation take greater action to stop provocations by Women of the Wall on Rosh Chodesh.Uzi Baruch, 5/14/2018, 9:40 PM

Women of the Wall to offer women tefillin on city streets

'Sister, did you put on tefillin today? Want to enwrap yourself in a tallit?', asks Facebook post announcing Friday 'Tefillin Event.'Mordechai Sones, 3/18/2018, 11:48 AM

Haredi women call on Western Wall rabbi to end body searches

Group of haredi women pen letter to Rabbi of Western Wall, asking him to put an end to the invasive searches they were forced to undergo.Tzvi Lev, 2/1/2018, 5:12 PM

Women of the Wall turn to police

WOW Chairman files police complaint about flyers distributed at Western Wall and taped on poles they claim incite against them.Mordechai Sones, 1/17/2018, 1:51 PM

'Why should women not be allowed to use Torah scroll?'

Supreme Court judges discuss petitions of Reform and Women of Wall against cancellation of Wall plan in expanded panel of seven judges.Mordechai Sones, 1/14/2018, 1:07 PM

Rabbis urge High Court to reject Reform demands on Western Wall

Senior Religious Zionist rabbis call on Supreme Court to reject Reform petition to alter Western Wall status quo.Tzvi Lev, 1/11/2018, 9:05 PM

Shas MK: I didn't compare Reform Jews to dogs

Shas clarifies his remarks after critics accuse him of comparing Reform Jews and Women of the Wall movement to dogs.Tzvi Lev, 11/2/2017, 7:06 PM

Lubavitcher Rebbe's letter is a guide for Kotel mixed prayer issue

The Rebbe: "...the activities of such dissident groups cannot be recognized as Jewish religious activities within the definition of Jewish religion..." Ezequiel Doiny, 10/16/2017, 7:34 AM

Against Faux-Feminists who deny the rights of Muslim Women and Jews

I can tell you that anti-Semitism—Jew-hatred—is not new among feminists. But today, what I call 'faux feminism' is more interested in alleged Israeli 'occupation' than about Muslim honor killings in that same region.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 10/4/2017, 4:57 AM

Bnei Brak man indicted for threats against Women of the Wall

Suspect allegedly planned arson of leftist NGO's office, threatened Women of the Wall leader and atheist organization.David Rosenberg, 9/5/2017, 8:24 AM

'I don't like the protests'

Haredi MK says Attorney General Mandelblit does not have ulterior motives, protests are inappropriate.Michal Levi, 8/24/2017, 12:59 PM

'An absolute desecration - this time they crossed the line'

'Women of the Wall' members reportedly caught sneaking Torah scrolls wrapped around their bodies into Western Wall plaza.David Rosenberg, 8/23/2017, 10:29 AM

How Women of the Wall sneak in Torah scrolls for Reform prayers

Controversial Reform prayer group uses soldiers to smuggle Torah scrolls for monthly non-traditional prayer services at Western Wall.Eliran Aharon, 7/2/2017, 10:48 PM

Women of the Wall petition Supreme Court over Western Wall

Women of the Wall demands right to pray undisturbed at Western Wall against established customs of holy site.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2017, 5:16 PM

Women of the Wall read Megillah at Western Wall

150 women converged on women's section of the Western Wall and read the Megillah without any police interference.Michal Levy, 3/13/2017, 6:55 PM

'We're struggling against the Reform and all kinds of leftists'

Protest in Old City against Women of the Wall highlights battle over future of holy site.Hezki Baruch, 2/27/2017, 12:47 PM

Dance, prayer, and protest at the Western Wall

Religious Zionist students protest Women of the Wall at Western Wall plaza.Hezki Baruch, 2/27/2017, 8:50 AM

Women of the Wall refuse bodycheck at Western Wall entrance

Women of the Wall refuse to undergo bodycheck before entering Western Wall.Michal Levy, 1/19/2017, 12:00 PM

Supreme Court rules in favor of Women of the Wall

High court demands government justify religious status quo at Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/12/2017, 10:46 PM

Women of the Wall will not oppose UN anti-Kotel Resolution

Feminist org refuses to join efforts to oppose UN's recent anti-Kotel resolution, says its struggle is only for 'equal rights' at Kotel.Hillel Fendel, 1/9/2017, 1:46 PM

Original Women of the Wall call to end using Wall for prayer

In court, the O-WOW attorney says, in effect, that the Kotel should be a tourist site, not a prayer site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/1/2017, 8:23 AM

Women of the Wall to stage provocative ceremony at Western Wall

Women of the Wall to stage provacative candle-lighting ceremony the day before court hears petition on mandatory women's Torah reading.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2016, 4:54 PM

Western Wall partition 115 years ago

Liba Center releases history of partition between men and women at western wall, showing that partition existed 115 years ago.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2016, 10:26 PM

The next provocation from Women of the Wall

Leader of Women of the Wall calls on the Rabbi of the Kotel to bring a large menorah to the women's section during Hannukah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2016, 8:40 PM

Women of the Wall make me sad

The Jewish people don't need to save failed Reform and Conservative institutions. They need to embrace these lost souls and teach them real Judaism.Rabbi Shlomo Ezagui , 11/7/2016, 12:04 AM

'Open criminal investigation of Women of the Wall'

Liba Center calls for criminal investigation into actions of leftist groups which led to brawl at Kotel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/6/2016, 9:15 PM

'Prevent further Western Wall provocations'

Religious Affairs Minister David Azoulai asks Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to intervene and prevent provocations at the Western Wall.Yoel Domb, 11/3/2016, 4:11 PM

PM: Reform provocations preventing a compromise

Prime Minister Netanyahu said Wednesday that violent events taking place at the Western Wall prevent achieving a compromise on the matter.Orly Harari, 11/2/2016, 2:53 PM

Brawl at the Western Wall

'Women of the Wall' demonstration sparks clashes with worshippers at holy site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/2/2016, 8:50 AM

Reform leaders to march with Women of the Wall

Women of the Wall march to the Kotel to be supported by leaders of the Reform and Conservative movements from the US.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/1/2016, 4:33 PM

Leftists protest against right-wing movememnt

Leftist and Reform activists protested against right-wing Lehava's goals and activities.Hezki Baruch, 9/23/2016, 3:12 PM

One Nation, One Kotel and One Chief Rabbinate

Director of Ateret Cohanim attacks High Court judges who criticized the government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/14/2016, 6:14 PM

Women of the Wall demand Kotel reform

The latest petition by Women of the Wall comes in light of the Supreme Court's criticism of the government this morning.Arutz Sheva , 9/12/2016, 2:28 PM

'Women of the Wall' convenes shofar ceremony

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

'Women of the Wall' to hold a shofar seminar

Women of the Wall are holding a shofar-blowing seminar to teach "women and girls to experience their Judaism without intermediaries."Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/22/2016, 6:17 PM

Women of the Wall director detained by police

Police investigate Lesley Sachs for smuggling Torah scroll into Kotel women's section, violating regulations and agreements with state.Orli Baruch, 6/7/2016, 11:47 AM

Report: Women of the Wall bring 'dancer' to Kotel

Radical feminist group came Monday morning to the Kotel, as they do every Rosh Chodesh, along with a 'dancer', witness says.Yedidya Ben-Or, 5/9/2016, 10:40 AM

Birkat Kohanot? Priestess' blessing at the Wall?

Women and men are equal in Judaism and before G-d, but they are different and play different roles. Is that so hard to understand? Paula R. Stern, 4/24/2016, 9:05 PM