Western Wall

In video - Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa for Yom Kippur

JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Heavily armed Israeli forces escorted large groups of Israeli settlers as they stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Wednesday …

Al-Aqsa Mosque

Police thwart attempted terror attack on Yom Kippur

The incident occurred on HaNeviim Street, near the Old City, according to Police Foreign Press Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.<p>The temple mount on the …

Temple Mount

Ahead of Yom Kippur, ultra-Orthodox Jews cast out sins with chickens and water

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Waving chickens above their heads, ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel performed the ritual of "kaparot" ahead of Yom Kippur, the most sacred day of the Jewish calendar, which begins at sundown on Tuesday.<p>In the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem and in other cities around …

World News

Yom Kippur Attacker Shot Dead In Jerusalem’s Old City

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel Police shot and killed a Palestinian man as he attempted to stab a Jewish man on his way to the Western Wall after the start …

Jewish Culture

WATCH: Approaching Kippur, thousands pray Slichot at the Western Wall

Slichot, a prayer for forgiveness consisting of songs, laments, confessions and blowing of the shofar, is practiced on the nights of Elul and the …

World News

Experiencing Jerusalem the Way the Pilgrims Did

What happens when you merge a 2,000-year-old fortress in the Old City of Jerusalem with some of the hottest minds of the 21st-century Startup Nation? …

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Watch: Thousands at Western Wall on Rosh Hashanah eve

Rosh Hashanah

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Discover 100 life-changing travel experiences.<p>Familiar faces from the world of travel, plus Lonely Planet writers, share their most remarkable, poignant and memorable experiences from the road – moments that changed them as individuals and reshaped their perspective on the world.<p>Tales includes a …

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Under the sea: antiquities make way for Israel's Leviathan pipeline

DOR BEACH, Israel, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Underwater archaeologists have been scouring the seabed where a gas pipeline is being built off Israel's coast in a bid to preserve relics near a 5,000-year-old port which once was a key trade hub for the Mediterranean's ancient civilizations.<p>The pipeline from …

Archaeology

Over 10,000 expected at Werstern Wall for 'Day of Jewish Unity'

More than 10,000 people are expected to pray at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem this Friday, September 7th, for the Day of Jewish Unity …

Israel

WATCH LIVE: Jews pray for forgivness at Western Wall Selichot prayers

The word "selichot," is derived from the Hebrew word "forgiveness," and refers to liturgical prayers asking for forgivness.<p>Western Wall Plaza.. …

World News

Restoration work resumes at Al-Aqsa after Israeli ban

JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Restoration work had resumed on Thursday in restoring Qassem Basha landmark inside of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in the Old …

Al-Aqsa Mosque

Approval Of Kotel Expansion Blindsides Liberal Movements

Jerusalem — The long-anticipated pluralistic prayer space Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to expand and develop at the Western Wall — …

Israel

Got a note for God? His inbox is empty

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - There's some room again in God's inbox.<p>Equipped with long sticks, a team of cleaners on Tuesday gouged out written prayers that visitors to Judaism’s Western Wall in Jerusalem traditionally cram into its crevices.<p>Twice a year, the Rabbi of the Western Wall oversees the …

World News

WATCH: Notes to God emptied from the Western Wall ahead of Rosh Hashana

Rabbi of the Western Wall Shmuel Rabinovitch led a team from the Western Wall Heritage Foundation to extract all the notes with wooden …

World News

Watch: Notes to God cleared from Jerusalem's Western Wall

Cleaners at Jerusalem's Western Wall have been clearing out thousands of notes to God to make room for more.<p>The Rabbi of the Western Wall on Tuesday oversaw the clearing of the letters, which were then set to be buried in Geniza, a burial place for sacred religious texts on Jerusalem's Mount of …

Jerusalem

Israel expands mixed-gender prayer area at Western Wall

The plan was approved by municipal officials following pressure from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu<p>The Jerusalem Municipality has approved …

Israel

Loophole Used To Approve Expansion Of Western Wall Egalitarian Prayer Section

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A plan to expand the Western Wall’s egalitarian prayer section received final approval, using a special regulation to authorize the …

Jewish Culture

Israel plans to expand Western Wall prayer space

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Jerusalem Municipality plans to expand the Western Wall prayer space in Jerusalem, Israeli Haaretz news outlet reported on …

Israel

Loophole Allows Expansion Of Western Wall Egalitarian Prayer Section

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A plan to expand the Western Wall’s egalitarian prayer section received final approval, using a loophole that applies to …

Israel

Making room for prayers

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Rosh Hashana

Egalitarian Western Wall plaza said to get swift approval through legal loophole

Jerusalem’s municipality has received approval for the long-delayed expansion of an egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall, Haaretz reported …

Israel

Notes in Western Wall to be removed ahead of High Holidays

The stones of the Western Wall will be examined this week in preparation for the High Holidays. In addition, the prayer notes placed in the cracks of …

Israel

Google Maps ‘Crosses Country Borders’ in Jerusalem

We’re very proud of our brand new offices in the heart of downtown Jerusalem. But what happens when someone wants the best route on Google Maps to …

Google Maps

Convicted kosher slaughterhouse CEO freed by Trump arrives in Israel

“I came to the Holy Land to give thanks at the Western Wall for the great miracle, and to thank all those who prayed for my release,” Rubashkin …

World News

Muslim Western Wall Denial Continues

A stone that fell off the Western Wall can be seen near the wall in Jerusalem’s Old City, July 23, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Nir Elias.Hanna Issa, the …

Crumbling stone in the Western Wall exposes Jerusalem’s religious fractures

It was an otherwise unremarkable occurrence – a lone stone, possibly weakened by erosion, cracked, slipped and plummeted to earth.<p>But this stone was not unremarkable. It had been placed there centuries ago as part of a long stretch of limestone blocks in Jerusalem called the Western Wall – known …

Israel

Two Women of the Wall activists detained during Elul service

Women of the Wall said that in light of the serial harassment during their monthly prayer services, they “came prepared today with female bodyguards …

World News

Is the Western Wall falling down?

EVER since the Roman army tried to topple it in the 1st century, knocking a few slabs from the top, the Western Wall in Jerusalem has remained …

Temple Mount

The Western Wall– Holy Site in Holy Land - Traveler

The Wailing, or Western, Wall is considered one of the holiest places on earth. People from all over the world, of different religions, come and pray …

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