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A stern rejoinder

A stern rejoinder

MK Elazar Stern's remakrs on the Kotel partition are riddled with misstatements, platitudes, faulty reasoning and sophistries. Op-ed.

Women of the Wall gearing up for their next provocation

Women of the Wall gearing up for their next provocation

Feminist group intends to hold monthly service next Sunday. Haredi MKs on the alert to protect status quo at holy site.

Jewish group: Partitioning Western Wall threatens Jewish unity

Jewish group: Partitioning Western Wall will drive away Diaspora communities

Am Echad, dedicated to strengthening relationship between Israel and Diaspora, says new Western Wall plan would be a 'critical mistake.'

Netanyahu joins call to protest Reform, Women of the Wall

Former PM Netanyahu joins call to protest Reform, Women of the Wall tomorrow

Shas head MK Deri is organizing tomorrow's prayer protest against efforts of Reform to flout Torah tradition at Judaism's holiest site.

The Kotel and the Jews

The Kotel and the Jews

Not everything every Jew says or does becomes “Jewish” by definition. No Jew or group of Jews can excise parts of Torah or halakhah.Op-ed.

Gilad Kariv to PM: It's time to implement the Kotel plaza reform

Gilad Kariv to PM: It's time to implement the Kotel plaza reform

MK calls to implement plan to expand the non-Orthodox prayer space at the Western Wall, which has been shelved since Netanyahu government.

Discontent at the Kotel

Discontent at the Kotel

Mutual respect calls for the newcomers to desist from defiling the sanctity of the Kotel and worship there as did their ancestors. Op-ed.

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

'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.

Hodu LaHashem ki tov - yes, His mercy endures foreverplayer

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.

Giving thanks at the Kotel

Giving thanks at the Kotel

Should there be a mass thanksgiving prayer of all those who survived corona?

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.

Western Wall receives traditional cleaning ahead of Passover

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.

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!

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

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.'

Watch: Selichot prayers at Kotelplayer

Watch: Selichot prayers at Kotel

Watch as Selichot prayers usher in Yom Kippur eve at Western Wall.

Watch: Slichot at the Kotel amid coronavirusplayer

Watch: Slichot at the Kotel amid coronavirus

Pre-Rosh Hashanah Slichot prayers held at Western Wall using "capsules" layout.

30 capsules, 2,000 people

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.

Watch: Disorder at the entrance to the Western Wall plazaplayer

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.

'Western Wall is doing just fine without monthly 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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

Exciting bar mitzvah for victims of hostilities at Western Wallplayer

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.

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.

Provocation at the Western Wallplayer

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.

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.

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.

Watch: Tisha B'Av in the heart of Jerusalemplayer

Watch: Tisha B'Av in the heart of Jerusalem

Police, volunteers, work to secure Western Wall and protect worshipers.

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.

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.

Watch: Prayers for Fast of Tammuz at Western Wallplayer

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.

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.

Watch: Second hakafot at Western Wallplayer

Watch: Second hakafot at Western Wall

At Western Wall, second hakafot begin at holiday's end. Dozens of other events take place throughout country.

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.

Watch: Yom Kippur eve prayers at the Kotelplayer

Watch: Yom Kippur eve prayers at the Kotel

Thousands at the Western Wall plaza for Selichot on the eve of Yom Kippur.

Photos: Selichot at the Kotel

Photos: Selichot at the Kotel

Thousands of people attend Selichot prayers at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

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.

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.

Rubashkin prays at Western Wallplayer

Rubashkin prays at Western Wall

Iowa kosher slaughterhouse executive who was freed from jail in December prayed for "an exceptionally long time".