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This morning: Second day of Priestly Blessing event at Western Wall

This morning: Second day of Priestly Blessing event at Western Wall

Traditional Priestly Blessing event was split into two days to accommodate coronavirus restrictions. Watch live.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/09/2021 08:56
Police prepare for Priestly Blessing at Western Wall

Police prepare for Priestly Blessing at Western Wall

Hundreds of officers to be deployed to secure mass prayer event in Jerusalem on Sukkot,Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/09/2021 20:53
Netanyahu attends Ne'ilah Yom Kippur service at Western Wall

Netanyahu attends Ne'ilah Yom Kippur service at Western Wall

Opposition leader concludes Yom Kippur fast by joining the closing prayers of the day at the Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/09/2021 21:46
Thousands participate in selichot service at Western Wall

Thousands participate in selichot service at Western Wall

Worshipers participate in traditional service at Western Wall plaza, which was divided into 15 'capsules.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2021 08:22
PM Bennett approves: Up to 8,000 at Western Wall during Selichot prayers

PM Bennett approves: Up to 8,000 at Western Wall during Selichot prayers

PM Naftali Bennett approves plan to limit number of visitors at Western Wall to 8,000 during Selichot prayers.Hezki Baruch, 30/08/2021 14:27
MK Gilad Kariv joins Women of the Wall at the Western Wall for Rosh Chodesh festivities

MK Gilad Kariv joins Women of the Wall at the Western Wall for Rosh Chodesh festivities

Kariv, a Reform clergyman, praised the police for their respectful behavior.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/08/2021 10:01
Boycotting the Western Wall

Boycotting the Western Wall

Ben & Jerry’s argument is not over a handful of wild-eyed “settlers” on remote hilltops. This is a fight over the Western Wall.Op-ed.Stephen M. Flatow, 03/08/2021 04:53
The Reform Jews prayer in "Ezrat Yisrael" at the Western Wall

The Reform Jews prayer in "Ezrat Yisrael" at the Western Wall

Specifically in the vicinity of the Temple Mount, the place that unites all of Israel, more care must be taken to keep the peace.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 28/07/2021 21:17
Religious Zionist rabbi: Let Reform have mixed services at the Western Wall

Religious Zionist rabbi: Let Reform have mixed services at the Western Wall

Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, chief rabbi of Har Bracha and dean of local yeshiva, says Reform services at Western Wall should be accommodated.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2021 18:53
Watch: Heartfelt song unifying Jews after Tisha B'av fast ends

Watch: Heartfelt song unifying Jews after Tisha B'av fast ends

At the Western Wall, dozens of Jews of all stripes sing 'Acheinu kol beis Yisrael' following end of Tisha B'av fast.Yoni Kempinski, 19/07/2021 13:46
MK Gilad Kariv blames Chief Rabbinate for clashes at Western Wall

MK Gilad Kariv blames Chief Rabbinate for clashes at Western Wall

Reform MK accuses Chief Rabbi of "trying to prevent egalitarian prayer."Ben Shaul, 18/07/2021 17:35
Gantz: I support Orthodox leadership at Western Wall, but not exclusivity

Gantz: I support Orthodox leadership at Western Wall, but not exclusivity

Defense Minister says Western Wall is long enough to accommodate different streams of Judaism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 12:55
Tisha B'Av: Thousands at Western Wall, hundreds at Temple Mount

Tisha B'Av: Thousands at Western Wall, hundreds at Temple Mount

Jews from around the country flock to Jerusalem on the anniversary of the destruction of the Temples. Arabs riot on Temple Mount.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 08:54
Mourning the Temple: Tisha B'av at the Western Wall

Mourning the Temple: Tisha B'av at the Western Wall

Watch live: Jews from all sectors mourn the Holy Temples at the Western Wall, with prayers and lamentations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/07/2021 20:50
Orthodox prayer at the 'Reform' section of the Kotel

Orthodox prayer at the 'Reform' section of the Kotel

New initiative to pray and learn Torah at the Ezrat Yisrael plaza, complete with a partition.Yehonatan Gottlieb, 15/07/2021 13:08
Tragedy ahead? Mughrabi Bridge to Temple Mt. an imminent danger

Tragedy ahead? Mughrabi Bridge to Temple Mt. an imminent danger

Built as a temporary solution in '07, the bridge, connecting the Western Wall to the Temple Mt, is in imminent danger of collapse.ILTV, 12/07/2021 21:45
Herzog visits Western Wall, calls for unity among Israelis

Herzog visits Western Wall, calls for unity among Israelis

President-elect who will officially take office on Wednesday: I hope to do everything to make a significant contribution to our unity.Hezki Baruch, 06/07/2021 23:43
Students who experienced anti-Semitism visit Western Wall

Students who experienced anti-Semitism visit Western Wall

44 students from Mercaz girls high school in Brooklyn receive their diplomas overlooking the Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/06/2021 18:58
Rabbis lead mass prayer against Bennett government

Rabbis lead mass prayer against Bennett government

Hundreds gather at Western Wall to pray against formation of national unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/06/2021 20:22
Fights break out at Western Wall

Fights break out at Western Wall

Women of the Wall arrive to hold monthly prayer session, are entangled in disagreements.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/06/2021 10:27
Haredi leaders: Don't go to Western Wall on Shavuot

Haredi leaders: Don't go to Western Wall on Shavuot

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky and Rabbi Gershon Edelstein tell followers not to 'provoke' Arabs by going to Western Wall on Shavuot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/05/2021 11:56
300 rabbis mark Day of Salvation and Liberation at the Western Wall

300 rabbis mark Day of Salvation and Liberation at the Western Wall

Chief Rabbis of Israel and Europe mark day to celebrate liberation of Nazi prisoners with prayers at the Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/05/2021 21:01
Jerusalem flag dance to be reduced in size following Meron disaster

Jerusalem flag dance to be reduced in size following Meron disaster

Organizers say crowd at Western Wall to be limited to 8,000-15,000 on Jerusalem Day after Meron disaster.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/05/2021 13:21
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