Kosel


High Court Defers Ruling on Women at Kosel

Israel’s High Court postponed judgment on a petition from Women of the Wall for the right to conduct their own prayer ceremonies and read from the Torah at the Kosel.…

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ANALYSIS: The Battle Over the Kosel Resumes

The Women of the Wall, as they call themselves, have decided to resume their campaign of desecration of Judaism’s holiest place. They number no more than a few dozen members,…

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Shas Proposes New Kosel Law

Shas has introduced a bill in the Knesset to clearly define the sanctity of the Kosel in Israeli law, aimed at putting an end to the bitter wrangling over use…

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Russian Prime Minister Visits Kosel

On the first day of a three-day trip to Israel, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev went to the Kosel Thursday morning, where he reiterated that Russia recognizes the Jewish connection…

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Tens of Thousands at Birkas Kohanim

Tens of thousands of people gathered at the Kosel Wednesday morning for the traditional mass Birkas Kohanim event, held on Chol Hamoed of Pesach and Sukkos, on the first day…

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Israeli Leaders Ridicule UNESCO

Israel’s furious reaction to the UNESCO resolution denying the ancient Jewish connection to Har Habayis intensified Thursday as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin poured ridicule upon scorn.…

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Record Number of 80,000 Attend Selichos at Kosel

Preparations are underway for the final Selichos at the Kosel on Monday night, Erev Yom Kippur, when tens of thousands are expected to join Chief Rabbis Harav David Lau and…

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World’s Oldest Man Has Belated Bar Mitzvah Celebration

Yisrael Kristal, generally recognized as the world’s oldest living man, celebrated a milestone in Yerushalayim last week – his 113th birthday, and, after a century’s delay, his Bar Mitzvah. Surrounded…

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Mandelblit Stands Aside in Kosel Dispute

Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has declined to involve himself in the ongoing dispute over the pluralistic prayer space at the Kosel, even though he negotiated the compromise agreement which…

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