Kosel


Latest Phase of Kosel Plan Fails to Satisfy Reform

The Reform movement and Women of the Wall rejected as insufficient a proposal from the government on Tuesday for an 18 million shekel renovation of the pluralistic prayer area at…

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Work Begins on Pluralistic Prayer Pavilion at Kosel

The Israeli government began on Monday to implement a promised upgrade of the pluralistic prayer pavilion at the Kosel, to appease the Reform and Conservative movements and Women of the…

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High Court Asks Tough Questions in Kosel Hearing

The Israeli High Court heard a petition on Sunday for an egalitarian prayer section at the Kosel, during which the judges subjected both state attorneys and the petitioners, from the…

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Special Tefillos for Rain Held at Kosel

Thousands of people participated in a special gathering for tefillos at the Kosel on Thursday night at the conclusion of the 10th of Teves fast to ask for rain in…

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Kosel Tramway Plans Finalized

To get to the Kosel, visitors can either take a taxi or a bus, or walk through the Jewish Quarter of Yerushalayim’s Old City. Both those alternatives are difficult for…

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Federations’ Resolution on Kosel Elicits Outrage

The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) passed a resolution on Monday sharply rebuking the Israeli government for failing to implement a controversial plan that would establish a designated mixed-gender…

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Tefillos at Kosel for Return of Slain Soldiers

Hundreds of people took part in special tefillos at the Kosel on Thursday for the return of the bodies of IDF soldiers Hadar Goldin, Hy”d, and Oron Shaul, Hy”d, who…

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An Ex-Ambassador To Israel Gets It Wrong

Dan Shapiro, who served as the American ambassador to Israel during the Obama administration, recently addressed a panel on Israeli-Diaspora relations at a Tel Aviv conference organized by the Anti-Defamation…

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New Stone Courses Discovered in Kosel Tunnels

Eight stone courses of the Kosel that had been buried under a 24-foot layer of earth were recently uncovered in excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the Kosel…

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Close to 100,000 Attend Birkas Kohanim at Kosel

A record number of close to 100,000 people gathered at the Kosel Sunday morning for the traditional mass Birkas Kohanim event, held on Chol Hamoed of Pesach and Sukkos, on…

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Netanyahu Accuses Reform of Backdoor Maneuvers

While the Kosel plan for the non-Orthodox has been put into permanent freeze, relations between Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the Reform movement turned hot with anger on Monday.…

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