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Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz

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Watch: Prayer notes removed from Western Wall

Thousands of notes left in Western Wall by worshipers removed with wooden tools.

Watch: Prayer notes removed from Western Wallplayer

Watch: Notes cleared out from Western Wall

Thousands of notes placed in Western Wall removed ahead of High Holidays.

Watch: Notes cleared out from Western Wall

Rabbi urges 'introspection' after disaster narrowly averted

Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz says he is shocked after boulder crashes into egalitarian plaza.

Rabbi urges 'introspection' after disaster narrowly averted

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.

Haredi women call on Western Wall rabbi to end body searches

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.

Feminist group wants Western Wall rabbi stripped of immunity

Kotel Rabbi: UNESCO forfeited its right to exist

The Rabbi of the Kotel says that UNESCO has lost its right to exist for decision to deny Jewish link to Jerusalem.

Kotel Rabbi: UNESCO forfeited its right to exist

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.

Women of the Wall director detained by police

Gov has 3 months to come up with new Kotel plan

Court tells government to present new plan within three months, refuses to give temporary injunction against Women of the Wall.

Government has three months to come up with new Kotel plan

Women of the Wall break their promises

In negotiations on new Reform Kotel prayer space Women of Wall promised AG not to smuggle in Torah scrolls - today they were at it again.

Women of the Wall break their promises

Chief Rabbinate criticizes Kotel Rabbi

Chief Rabbinate Council implicitly criticizes Rabbi Rabinowitz for promoting the government’s outlined division of Kotel.

Chief Rabbinate criticizes Kotel Rabbi

Kotel rabbi opposes women Hanukkah lighting

After deputy state attorney calls to integrate women in state lighting ceremony, rabbi asks why special section not being used.

Kotel rabbi opposes women Hanukkah lighting

Watch: Soldier Survives Stabbing, Prays at Kotel

Prayers of thanks and surprises by unit for officer released from hospital, who was critically wounded by Arab terrorist in Old City.

Moving: Hero Soldier Who Survived Stabbing Prays at Kotelplayer

IDF Rabbi Pulled From Traditional Kotel Ceremony

Kotel rabbi to demand answers on status quo change, as chief education officer replaces rabbi amid report of weakening rabbinate.

IDF Rabbi Pulled From Traditional Kotel Ceremony

Chief Rabbi Lau: Next Year on the Temple Mount

At mass priestly blessing, chief rabbis add their blessings to Jewish people; 'Next year may we be blessed up at top of the Mount.'

Chief Rabbi Lau: Next Year on the Temple Mountplayer

Kotel Rabbi Slams WoW Torah Smuggling

Group posts pictures of 'first Torah reading' at Kotel women's section breaching regulations and tradition, after sneaking in mini scroll.

Kotel Rabbi Slams Women of the Wall Torah Smuggling

Kotel Rabbi: 'Temple Mount Turned to Terror Base'

Temple Mount merely 'a platform for political struggle' for Arabs says rabbi of the Kotel, calling on world to condemn violence.

Kotel Rabbi: 'Temple Mount has Turned into a Terror Base'

Kotel Rabbi Tells Pope: 'We Have Returned Home'

Rabbi says Jews merited great miracle to return home after scorn of exile, quotes prophets on world learning Torah from Israel.

Kotel Rabbi Tells Pope: 'We Have Returned Home'

After Hate Graffiti, Where are the Muslim Leaders?

Western Wall Rabbi laments that while Jewish leaders denounce hate crimes against all religions, Muslim leaders remain silent.

After Hate Graffiti, Where are the Muslim Leaders?

‘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.

Distressed Rabbi: ‘What Have You Done to the Western Wall?’player

Where is the 'Most Beautiful Mikveh' in Israel?

The Ministry of Religious Affairs, along with the “Beautiful Israel” organization, will be sponsoring a “most beautiful mikveh” contest

Where is the 'Most Beautiful Mikveh' in Israel?

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 law

Kotel Rav: 'Uproot the Divisive Women of the Wall'player

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.

Western Wall Rabbi 'Cannot Forgive the Mufti'