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'If you’re connected to Judaism, you’ll be connected to Israel'

'If you’re connected to Judaism, you’ll be connected to Israel'

Arutz Sheva speaks with Dr. Irwin Leibowitz, the co-chair of the Am Echad organization.Yoni Kempinski, 09/07/2021 19:19
Hodu LaHashem ki tov - yes, His mercy endures forever

Hodu LaHashem ki tov - yes, His mercy endures forever

At the Kotel after the flag march was cancelled: Images that became metaphors, powerful statements of faith and resolve.Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 12/05/2021 08:10
Giving thanks at the Kotel

Giving thanks at the Kotel

Should there be a mass thanksgiving prayer of all those who survived corona?Sivan Rahav-Meir, 27/04/2021 17:00
Netanyahu: I thank God for coming out of coronavirus safely

Netanyahu: I thank God for coming out of coronavirus safely

Read the full texts of the notes left in the Western Wall by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/03/2021 01:16
Western Wall receives traditional cleaning ahead of Passover holiday

Western Wall receives traditional cleaning ahead of Passover holiday

Western Wall rabbi oversees removal of notes placed in Wall - including over 71,000 sent over the internet from around the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/03/2021 15:07
Safeguard the heart of our nation - do not desecrate the Kotel!

Safeguard the heart of our nation - do not desecrate the Kotel!

Please, do not deepen the rift, do not encourage confusion, do not be part of the desecration! Do not share in the destruction!Dr. Rina Azoulay, 04/01/2021 17:00
UAE pro-Israel activist on 1st visit: 'Felt like celebrities'

UAE pro-Israel activist on 1st visit: 'Felt like celebrities'

Emirati social media activist Majid Al Sarrah on his 1st Israel visit, trip to Kotel: 'I thank God for being there.'i24NEWS, 19/12/2020 22:44
Watch: Selichot prayers at Kotel

Watch: Selichot prayers at Kotel

Watch as Selichot prayers usher in Yom Kippur eve at Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/09/2020 00:08
Watch: Slichot at the Kotel amid coronavirus

Watch: Slichot at the Kotel amid coronavirus

Pre-Rosh Hashanah Slichot prayers held at Western Wall using "capsules" layout.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/09/2020 05:29
At the Western Wall, 2,000 people pray - in capsules of 30

At the Western Wall, 2,000 people pray - in capsules of 30

This is what the traditional Selichot prayers at the Western Wall look like during the coronavirus pandemic.Orly Harari, 25/08/2020 13:18
Watch: Disorder at the entrance to the Western Wall plaza

Watch: Disorder at the entrance to the Western Wall plaza

Young haredim try to break through blockades placed at entrance to the Western Wall in order to limit the number of people entering.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2020 23:32
'Western Wall is doing just fine without Women of the Wall provocations'

'Western Wall is doing just fine without Women of the Wall provocations'

Peaceful prayer sessions held as Women of the Wall left outside Western Wall plaza due to coronavirus restrictions.Orly Harari, 22/07/2020 10:05
The prayers of the Daughters of Israel

The prayers of the Daughters of Israel

PINCHAS Numbers 25:10–30:1 The modest and powerful place of prayer must be open and inviting to those women who truly understand prayer.Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 10/07/2020 13:00
Return to the gates of Zion - 1967

Return to the gates of Zion - 1967

Rav Tzvi Yehudah Kook did not rend his clothes on seeing the Kotel, the Western Wall, or viewing the Temple Mount, after the Six Day War.Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Hirsch, 20/05/2020 19:24
Western Wall to remain open indefinitely

Western Wall to remain open indefinitely

Wilson's Arch prayer hall to be limited to 100 worshipers at a time.Ben Shaul, 12/03/2020 05:35
'Holding the candle and banishing the darkness'

'Holding the candle and banishing the darkness'

Public Security Minister, Chief Rabbi and Jerusalem Mayor participate in candle lighting ceremony at the Western Wall.Hezki Baruch, 23/12/2019 02:10
Exciting bar mitzvah for victims of hostilities at Western Wall

Exciting bar mitzvah for victims of hostilities at Western Wall

Victims of Hostilities Organization holds Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremony for children affected by Islamic attacks.Hezki Baruch, 19/12/2019 11:59
European Union takes on planned Jerusalem cable car

European Union takes on planned Jerusalem cable car

Tourism Min. Levin sends angry letter to EU rep., criticizing 'gross and unacceptable' interference in Israel's internal affairs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/12/2019 10:22
Provocation at the Western Wall

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, 30/10/2019 10:44
Women of the Wall demand Gantz 'fulfill his promise'

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, 28/10/2019 10:39
Netanyahu prays at the Kotel

Netanyahu prays at the Kotel

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife prayed at the Western Wall ahead of Tuesday’s elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/09/2019 01:09
Watch: Tisha B'Av in the heart of Jerusalem

Watch: Tisha B'Av in the heart of Jerusalem

Police, volunteers, work to secure Western Wall and protect worshipers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/08/2019 22:16
Jennifer Lopez prays at Western Wall

Jennifer Lopez prays at Western Wall

American actress and singer Jennifer Lopez follows Tel Aviv performance with visit to Israel's holiest site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/08/2019 17:00
Blue and White leader visits Western Wall

Blue and White leader visits Western Wall

MK Benny Gantz says only way to bridge gap between sectors is respectful dialogue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/08/2019 14:20
Watch: Prayers for Fast of Tammuz at Western Wall

Watch: Prayers for Fast of Tammuz at Western Wall

Crowds gathered in Kotel plaza since night for prayers and 'selichot' for the Fast of the 17th of Tammuz today.Yoni Kempinski, 21/07/2019 10:34
Deri: Women of the Wall a 'destructive phenomenon'

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, 07/12/2018 09:34
Watch: Second hakafot at Western Wall

Watch: Second hakafot at Western Wall

At Western Wall, second hakafot begin at holiday's end. Dozens of other events take place throughout country.Yoni Kempinski, 01/10/2018 20:26
Prayers continue at egalitarian Kotel area despite protests

Prayers continue at egalitarian Kotel area despite protests

Hundreds of Jews pray and study Torah at Robinson's Arch despite angry reactions from Reform and Conservative movements.Tzvi Lev, 27/09/2018 16:58
Watch: Yom Kippur eve prayers at the Kotel

Watch: Yom Kippur eve prayers at the Kotel

Thousands at the Western Wall plaza for Selichot on the eve of Yom Kippur.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/09/2018 00:42
Photos: Selichot at the Kotel

Photos: Selichot at the Kotel

Thousands of people attend Selichot prayers at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/09/2018 06:28
Over 10,000 expected at Western Wall for 'Day of Jewish Unity'

Over 10,000 expected at Western Wall for 'Day of Jewish Unity'

US Ambassador David Friedman expected to join thousands in mass prayer event at Western Wall ahead of Rosh Hashanna.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/09/2018 12:38
Watch: Notes cleared out from Western Wall

Watch: Notes cleared out from Western Wall

Thousands of notes placed in Western Wall removed ahead of High Holidays.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/08/2018 14:12
Rubashkin prays at Western Wall

Rubashkin prays at Western Wall

Iowa kosher slaughterhouse executive who was freed from jail in December prayed for "an exceptionally long time".Arutz Sheva , 17/08/2018 15:39
A taste of Israel

A taste of Israel

How do I begin to share with you that indefinable feeling of home? Helena Hawkins, 01/08/2018 15:01
Rabbi urges 'introspection' after disaster narrowly averted

Rabbi urges 'introspection' after disaster narrowly averted

Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz says he is shocked after boulder crashes into egalitarian plaza.Tzvi Lev, 23/07/2018 12:19
'The Reforms' demand is unacceptable'

'The Reforms' demand is unacceptable'

Minister Regev refuses Netanyahu's request to enlarge the mixed prayer section at the Western Wall.Ido Ben Porat, 28/06/2018 03:36
Putting on tefillin at the Kotel is women's empowerment?

Putting on tefillin at the Kotel is women's empowerment?

Chabad emissary Rebbetzin Esther Piekarski discusses the Rebbe, his relationship to Israel and his thoughts about women's empowerment.Eliran Aharon, 20/06/2018 10:40
Will Prince William visit the Western Wall?

Will Prince William visit the Western Wall?

Western Wall rabbi says he was asked to investigate possibility of Prince William visiting the Western Wall.Nitsan Keidar, 14/06/2018 17:57
Women file complaint after being abused by Women of the Wall

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, 25/05/2018 11:30
Jerusalem Day awaits the Redeemer

Jerusalem Day awaits the Redeemer

Why doesn’t all of Israeli society celebrate Jerusalem Day? When will the joyous celebration come to pass?Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, 13/05/2018 13:28
Save our Kotel

Save our Kotel

Illegitimate strains of purported 'Judaism' brazenly exercise influence to transform Israel into secular culture; Kotel must be protected.Del Simcha, 02/05/2018 15:59
'Reform is disappearing while the Orthodox community is growing'

'Reform is disappearing while the Orthodox community is growing'

Over 40 Orthodox businessmen from the US visit Israel, speak to PM Netanyahu, ministers, and MKs, rebut claims by the Reform Movement.Haim Lev, 28/02/2018 14:10
Mike Pence: Western Wall visit was ' very inspiring'

Mike Pence: Western Wall visit was ' very inspiring'

Vice President Mike Pence wraps up his trip to Israel with a visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 23/01/2018 14:43
New synagogue inaugurated in Western Wall tunnels

New synagogue inaugurated in Western Wall tunnels

Synagogue will be open to all wishing to study, pray, and connect to the Creator.Mordechai Sones, 18/12/2017 22:37
Police Commissioner lights first Hanukkah candle at Western Wall

Police Commissioner lights first Hanukkah candle at Western Wall

'Light is similar to love, devotion, and service that can be transferred to others, and that is what every Israeli police officer does.'Mordechai Sones, 12/12/2017 21:35
Jewish billionaire distributed $100 to anyone singing at Kotel

Jewish billionaire distributed $100 to anyone singing at Kotel

Chilean billionaire Leonardo Farkas arrives at Western Wall, gives 100 dollar bills to anyone singing Chabad songs.Tzvi Lev, 13/10/2017 15:49
Watch: Central slichot event at Western Wall

Watch: Central slichot event at Western Wall

Kotel plaza packed, as Tzfat chief rabbi Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu leads repentance prayers ahead of Yom Kippur.Arutz 20, 26/09/2017 11:19
Feminist group wants Western Wall rabbi stripped of immunity

Feminist group wants Western Wall rabbi stripped of immunity

Center for Women's Justice demands Jerusalem Magistrates Court to strip Kotel Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch of his immunity.Tzvi Lev, 25/09/2017 12:54
IDF guides rename Temple Mount

IDF guides rename Temple Mount

IDF booklet claims Binding of Isaac occurred '4,000 years ago, behind the Western Wall.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/09/2017 14:33
Rabbis: Western Wall controversy is not about rights at all

Rabbis: Western Wall controversy is not about rights at all

Rabbis reject senators' 'inappropriate intervention' in Israeli religious affairs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/09/2017 10:33
Mass 'selichot' prayers at Western Wall - in pictures

Mass 'selichot' prayers at Western Wall - in pictures

Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Shlomo Amar joins thousands of worshippers in mass selichot prayers at Western Wall days ahead of Rosh Hashanah.Shlomi Cohen, 15/09/2017 09:16
Conservative movement sends angry letter to PM Netanyahu

Conservative movement sends angry letter to PM Netanyahu

Conservative movement slams Israel for not 'diversifying' determination of Judaism, calls status quo 'unconscionable.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/09/2017 11:50
Chief Rabbinate: Supreme Court overstepped authority

Chief Rabbinate: Supreme Court overstepped authority

Chief Rabbinate says Supreme Court cannot force alterations at Western Wall plaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/08/2017 10:00
Yaakov Shwekey 'Flagdance' historic Kotel plaza performance

Yaakov Shwekey 'Flagdance' historic Kotel plaza performance

View selected excerpts in honor of Jerusalem Jubilee celebrations, tens of thousands participate at Western Wall plaza.Mordechai Sones, 07/08/2017 19:39
Watch: Motorcyclists salute Jerusalem police

Watch: Motorcyclists salute Jerusalem police

A group of over 100 motorcyclists come to the Western Wall, show their support for the Israel police.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 29/07/2017 00:00
Greenblatt prays at the Kotel

Greenblatt prays at the Kotel

President Trump’s special representative visits the Western Wall after working to resolve tensions in Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, 27/07/2017 23:36
'Reform failed in America'

'Reform failed in America'

Former MK says Reform Movement wants Israeli Jews to assimilate, slams Reform for trying to dictate Israel's policies.Benny Tucker, 07/07/2017 09:03