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Watch: Heartfelt prayers at Western Wall in wake of Meron disaster

Watch: Heartfelt prayers at Western Wall in wake of Meron disaster

Saturday night prayer gathering is followed by heartfelt singing, after Meron disaster kills 45.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/05/2021 00:08
'We're asking our traditions to be respected'

'We're asking our traditions to be respected'

A Reform rabbi smuggled in a Torah scroll to the Western Wall complex to be used by WOW organization.ILTV, 18/04/2021 13:50
'No' to Reform movement's presence at Western Wall: MK Avi Maoz's first proposed bill

'No' to Reform movement's presence at Western Wall: MK Avi Maoz's first proposed bill

MK Maoz's first proposed piece of legislature would put an end to Supreme Court meddling in provocations surrounding the Western Wall.Hezki Baruch, 13/04/2021 21:00
'Am Israel chai': The new paratroopers at the Western Wall

'Am Israel chai': The new paratroopers at the Western Wall

Watch: Galei Zahal journalist publishes video clip showing how the new IDF paratroopers celebrated the end of their basic training.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/04/2021 23:09
David Friedman: 'Grateful to continue tradition of attending ceremony at the Western Wall'

David Friedman: 'Grateful to continue tradition of attending ceremony at the Western Wall'

David Friedman, former US ambassador to Israel, attends Priestly Blessing ceremony at Western Wall, expressing gratitude & holiday wishes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/03/2021 14:39
Watch: Priestly Blessing at the Western Wall

Watch: Priestly Blessing at the Western Wall

For the second day in a row, the traditional Priestly Blessing ceremony is held at the Western Wall, allowing more people to attend.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/03/2021 08:59
First time in 1.5 years: Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky visits the Western Wall

First time in 1.5 years: Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky visits the Western Wall

Leading haredi rabbi arrives at the Western Wall - for the first time since the start of the coronavirus outbreak.Ben Shaul, 29/03/2021 15:36
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
Prime Minister leaves notes at Western Wall

Prime Minister leaves notes at Western Wall

Prime Minister Netanyahu made a trip to the Western Wall as part of his preparations for election day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/03/2021 22:46
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
Conservation work for Western Wall stones - using syringes

Conservation work for Western Wall stones - using syringes

Western Wall stones get pre-holiday injections to prevent damage and 'peeling' from weathering.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/02/2021 09:36
US Ambassador David Friedman visits Western Wall to mark end of term

US Ambassador David Friedman visits Western Wall to mark end of term

Watch: U.S.Ambassador to Israel pays a visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem as he ends his term under the Trump administrationArutz Sheva, 20/01/2021 19:20
PA, Jordan accuse Israel of 'Judaizing' Western Wall

PA, Jordan accuse Israel of 'Judaizing' Western Wall

PA, Jordanian Waqf demand UN Security Council stop all Israeli renovation at Western Wall Plaza as an "assault on all Muslims."Gary Willig, 11/01/2021 16:07
Women of the Wall file suit against Western Wall Rabbi Rabinovitch

Women of the Wall file suit against Western Wall Rabbi Rabinovitch

Two representatives of the organization filed suit on account of a body search last Kislev.Shlomo Witty, 07/01/2021 16:23
Holding on to our holy aspirations

Holding on to our holy aspirations

We come to the Wall, embrace the ancient stones, the remnant of the Temple, and cry for Redemption.Then a group of women comes and mocks us.Dr. Rina Azoulay, 17/12/2020 09:00
Watch: Arabs from Gulf states light Hanukkah candles at Western Wall

Watch: Arabs from Gulf states light Hanukkah candles at Western Wall

Western Wall rabbi to healthcare workers and doctors: You teach us every day what heroism is.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/12/2020 23:53
Netanyahu: The light of peace has never shone brighter than today

Netanyahu: The light of peace has never shone brighter than today

PM Netanyahu, Ambassador Friedman attend lighting of Hanukkah candles at Western Wall. 'We bring the light of vaccines and peace.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2020 19:23
How does one say goodbye to the Wall?

How does one say goodbye to the Wall?

They have been to the Land, been to Zion, been to Jerusalem, the Holy City, and been to see it. And then they leave to go "home."Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 20/10/2020 07:21
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
Watch: Jared Kushner prays at the Western Wall

Watch: Jared Kushner prays at the Western Wall

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem ahead of historic flight to UAE.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/08/2020 22:03
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
Tonight: Tisha B’Av prayers, live from the Western Wall

Tonight: Tisha B’Av prayers, live from the Western Wall

“Social distancing and crisis obligate us to increase 'ahavat chinam' (baseless love)" says Rabbi of Western Wall & holy sites.Yoni Kempinski, 29/07/2020 10:03
'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
Ariel Kallner: 'I suggest Jordan not pull the rope too tightly'

Ariel Kallner: 'I suggest Jordan not pull the rope too tightly'

Likud MK Kallner warns: 'Best for Jordan to worry about ensuring sovereignty in its own land.'Yehonatan Gottlieb, 08/07/2020 16:00
Jordan demands Israel stop work at Western Wall

Jordan demands Israel stop work at Western Wall

Jordanian Foreign Ministry claims only Waqf has authority to renovate, maintain 'Al Aqsa Mosque,' including the Western Wall.Dalit Halevy, 07/07/2020 16:42
Agreement signed to build elevator from Jewish Quarter to Western Wall

Agreement signed to build elevator from Jewish Quarter to Western Wall

Elevator to be built at cost of NIS 55 million will bring worshipers from Jewish Quarter to Western Wall plaza and provide disabled access.Mordechai Sones, 23/06/2020 20:04
Fall near Western Wall leaves woman moderately injured

Fall near Western Wall leaves woman moderately injured

Woman in her 20s moderately injured after falling into a shaft near the Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/05/2020 12:19
Live: Jerusalem Day celebrations at the Western Wall

Live: Jerusalem Day celebrations at the Western Wall

Watch the traditional Flag Dance and Jerusalem Day prayer at the Western Wall Square.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/05/2020 20:00
To where did Jerusalem Day disappear?

To where did Jerusalem Day disappear?

Yom Yerushalayim was at first celebrated nationwide, but sadly, it has become a holiday limited to Religious Zionists.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 21/05/2020 16:24
Prayer spaces at the Western Wall for Shavuot to be allocated by lottery

Prayer spaces at the Western Wall for Shavuot to be allocated by lottery

With coronavirus social distancing restrictions in place, limited number of prayer spots at Western Wall to be offered by lottery.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/05/2020 09:13
Researchers find ancient rooms under Western Wall

Researchers find ancient rooms under Western Wall

3 rooms used to store, prepare food during Roman period found underneath Western Wall Plaza.AFP, 19/05/2020 20:20
Live: World online prayer at the Western Wall

Live: World online prayer at the Western Wall

Chief rabbis from around the world will hold ceremony and prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem through an online conference., 19/05/2020 18:20
Western Wall reopens for prayer

Western Wall reopens for prayer

Following easing of restrictions on public prayer, Western Wall reopens. Plaza will be divided into small prayer sections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2020 14:11
Watch live: Festive Independence Day prayers at the Western Wall

Watch live: Festive Independence Day prayers at the Western Wall

On Israel's Independence Day, festive prayers are held, coronavirus-style, at Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/04/2020 08:54
Memorial Day opening ceremony at Western Wall

Memorial Day opening ceremony at Western Wall

Israel's Memorial Day (Yom Hazikaron) honoring fallen soldiers begins with ceremony at Western Wall in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/04/2020 19:59
Western Wall Plaza subdivided to accommodate several prayer groups

Western Wall Plaza subdivided to accommodate several prayer groups

Three prayers daily held at Western Wall plaza according to new instructions separating minyanim to maintain distance between worshipers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/04/2020 16:40
Worshipers return to Western Wall - in limited format

Worshipers return to Western Wall - in limited format

Prayer at Kotel limited at this stage to Old City residents who live up to 500 meters away.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/04/2020 15:19
Live: Festive prayer at the Western Wall with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Live: Festive prayer at the Western Wall with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

No large gatherings at the Western Wall this year, but the festive prayers continue. Watch live.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/04/2020 05:55
Western Wall stones disinfected, prayer notes removed in advance of Passover holiday

Western Wall stones disinfected, prayer notes removed in advance of Passover holiday

Operation carried out by workers in protective gloves and using disposable implements.Arutz Sheva staff, 31/03/2020 14:02
Watch live: Afternoon prayers at the Western Wall - in accordance with lockdown rules

Watch live: Afternoon prayers at the Western Wall - in accordance with lockdown rules

The Western Wall is one of the only places where group prayer is allowed. This is what it looks like.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/03/2020 13:24
Live: Worldwide prayer for the end of the coronavirus

Live: Worldwide prayer for the end of the coronavirus

Join prayer session at the Western Wall in Jerusalem for an end to the coronavirus outbreak.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/03/2020 14:03
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
Once the Western Wall was a battleground for Jewish rights

Once the Western Wall was a battleground for Jewish rights

Only a handful of Americans made it their business to seek out the aging heroes of the Irgun and LEHI and to get to know them, their stories, and the ideas that animated their deeds, including the battle for the Wall. Moshe Phillips, 28/02/2020 00:30
Women of the Wall: Grave concern for our well-being

Women of the Wall: Grave concern for our well-being

WOW request police protection ahead of Rosh Chodesh prayers this Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/02/2020 17:46
Jordan opposes Western Wall train line

Jordan opposes Western Wall train line

Hashemite Kingdom condemns planned train connecting central Jerusalem to Western Wall, Old City.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/02/2020 19:47
Why did Jews pray for the nations of the world at the Western Wall?

Why did Jews pray for the nations of the world at the Western Wall?

Rabbi Avi Berman, chief of OU Israel, explains why Jews prayed Western Wallfor the well-being of coronavirus patients around the world.Yoni Kempinski, 16/02/2020 22:58
Watch: Hundreds pray at Western Wall for end to coronavirus

Watch: Hundreds pray at Western Wall for end to coronavirus

Chinese embassy joins special service held at Western Wall praying for end to the coronavirus epidemic.Hezki Baruch, 16/02/2020 19:46
Thousands to pray at Western Wall for end to COVID-19 epidemic

Thousands to pray at Western Wall for end to COVID-19 epidemic

Thousands of Jews to pray at Western Wall, in effort to stop the COVID-19 epidemic. 'We are committed to every person,' Rabbi Eliyahu says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/02/2020 23:24
Hundreds join Women of the Wall prayer service, sparking backlash from worshippers

Hundreds join Women of the Wall prayer service, sparking backlash from worshippers

Women of the Wall group smuggles Torah scroll into Western Wall plaza for non-traditional prayer service - in violation of regulations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/01/2020 09:31
Netanyahu, Pence, and Friedman visit Western Wall

Netanyahu, Pence, and Friedman visit Western Wall

PM, US Vice President, and US ambassador visit Western Wall, place note between the stones.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/01/2020 20:19
PA: 'The Muslims have absolute right' to Western Wall

PA: 'The Muslims have absolute right' to Western Wall

PA TV: 'The Muslims have absolute right to it and there isn't even one rock there that dates back to period of King Solomon, as Jews claim.'Mordechai Sones, 23/01/2020 11:13
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey visits Western Wall

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey visits Western Wall

Ducey 'feels very connected to Judaism and to Jews,' even giving his three sons biblical names.Mordechai Sones, 24/12/2019 20:00
'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
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
Archaeologists appeal against Western Wall cable car

Archaeologists appeal against Western Wall cable car

Senior archaeologists appeal to Supreme Court in effort to halt Western Wall cable car project.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/11/2019 14:59