Western Wall

Rick Jacobs And Reform Rabbis Beaten For Praying At Western Wall

A violent confrontation broke out at Jerusalem’s Western Wall on Thursday, when a delegation of Reform movement leaders tried to hold a Torah-reading …

Jewish Culture

Conservative leader: Netanyahu 'not truthful and not respectful' on Wall

Netanyahu asserted that suspension of the Kotel agreement is actually allowing for its implementation.<p>Leaders of the progressive Jewish movements in …

Israel

Israel offers medical aid to Iran, Iraq after quake rocks region

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday offered humanitarian assistance to the victims of the devastating earthquake that killed hundreds in …

Israel

Top court asks Israeli police to explain harassment of women's activist group at Western Wall

Western Wall rabbi also among those told to respond within 30 days to concerns that all necessary steps aren’t being taken to stop protesters …

Jerusalem

'Israel will always be the home of every Jew'

President Reuven Rivlin on Monday evening addressed the Jewish Federations of North America's (JFNA) General Assembly, which is meeting in Los …

Israel

Jewish Federations demand Israel reverse moves on Western Wall, conversion

LOS ANGELES — The Jewish Federations of North America called on Israel to reverse its “divisive and damaging” steps to freeze an agreement on …

Israel

10 Must-See Historic Sites in Israel

Jaffa<p>Jaffa, the world's oldest port city, is a short drive from Tel Aviv. The Bible says Jonah sailed from Joppa, as it was formerly known, before he …

Archaeology

Will Smith ‘chills’ at the Western Wall

In a surprise visit, Hollywood star and rapper Will Smith on Thursday arrived in Jerusalem, where he toured the Old City and prayed at the Western …

Jerusalem

Will Smith Visited The Western Wall And Crashed A Bar Mitzvah

Art and life collided today when “Men In Black” star Will Smith visited Jerusalem, home of a very different kind of Men In Black, while filming …

Jewish Culture

Media Comment: Words and Weapons

The tunnel in question was not built to provide Shabbat flowers to the Israelis living on the Gaza border.<p>In a recent article published in the …

Opinion

‘American Jews are losing it bigtime’ — Netanyahu gov’t official slams ’80 percent’ assimilation rate

A leading diplomat in the Israeli government says that “American Jews are losing it bigtime” and threatening the existence of world Jewry, given …

Israel

Giveaway Alert: Hebrew 'Love' Pendant

Attention, people who like pretty things! We have a very, very pretty thing to give away to you!<p>Liza Shtromberg was born in Russia, spent her …

Jewish Culture

Israeli American Rank And File Not In Sync With Adelson’s Hardline Vision

On stage at the national conference of the Israeli-American Council, Israel’s hawkish deputy minister of foreign affairs, Tzipi Hotovely, seemed …

Israel

British Jews concerned by Western Wall and conversion issues

British-Jewish leaders wish to see "fairness between different strands of Judaism."<p>British Jews are concerned about the Israeli government's stance …

Israel

Ferraris make pilgrimage to Western Wall that doesn’t sit too well on social media

Several Ferrari cars were displayed at the Western Wall Plaza...<p>Want to enjoy 'Zen' reading - with no ads and just the article? Subscribe today

Jerusalem

Conservative movement leader sees widening Israel-US rift Jewry rift

The power lies in Israel to seriously address the concerns of progressive Jews, who make up the large majority of Jews in North America.<p>The storm …

Israel

Poll: Majority support pluralistic prayer at Kotel

But survey of Jewish-Israelis shows near split on acceptance of women reading from the Torah<p>A majority of Jewish Israelis – 58% – believe that …

World News

Shas MK compares non-Orthodox Jews to dogs

Malkieli was not the only MK in the hearing to make derogatory comments about progressive Jews and liberal members of Knesset.<p>In a particularly …

Israel

Reform movement says it won't meet Netanyahu until he offers solution to Western Wall crisis

In an unusual step, the Reform movement has resolved to...<p>Want to enjoy 'Zen' reading - with no ads and just the article? Subscribe today

Israel

Israel insists it won’t fully implement Western Wall egalitarian prayer deal

The government will not fully implement the agreement for egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall, Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi told …

Israel

Netanyahu to address US Jewish leaders via satellite

Netanyahu has addressed the conference for several years.<p>Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address via satellite the Jewish Federations of North …

World News

Israel must build global Jewish identity, says Israel's Energy Minister

Community leaders gather in Jerusalem.<p>Israel must prioritize strengthening the Jewish world, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said at the opening …

Israel

Roman Theater Discovery Near Jerusalem’s Western Wall Delights Archaeologists

JERUSALEM — A Roman-era theater eluded archaeologists for centuries, despite standing next to one of the Middle East's most famous landmarks.<p>Complete with a row of seats, an orchestra area and part of the stage, the venue was unexpectedly uncovered during a dig and was unveiled this month.<p>The …

Archaeology

Roman Theater Uncovered Near Jerusalem's Western Wall

Never finished or used, the small theater has been sought for more than a century by archaeologists<p>Comment on this Story

Archaeology

Dozens of Israeli army veterans of Six-Day War roughed up trying to bring Torah scrolls to Western Wall

After the Torah scrolls were confiscated, the former paratroopers – all in their seventies – joined Women of the Wall for a mixed-gender prayer …

Israel

Massive remains of a Roman theater have been found in Jerusalem

The so-called “Western Wall tunnels” still have much to reveal.<p>Standing against the façade of Jerusalem’s Western Wall one finds the so-called …

Archaeology

Six Day War vets, Women of the Wall scuffle with guards at Western Wall

Supporters of Women of the Wall scuffled with guards at the entrance to the Western Wall complex in Jerusalem Friday as they attempted to bring a …

Israel

Archaeologists Unearth Roman Structure at the Foot of Jerusalem’s Western Wall

Israeli archaeologists in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday unveiled a newly unearthed section of the Western Wall and the first Roman public structure …

Archaeology

Archaeologists Find Ancient Roman Ruins Underneath Holy Site In Jerusalem

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient Roman theater buried at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, as well as new underground sections of the wall …

Archaeology

Roman theater uncovered at base of Jerusalem's Western Wall

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists on Monday announced the discovery of the first known Roman-era theater in Jerusalem's Old City, a unique structure around 1,800 years old that abuts the Western Wall and may have been built during Roman Emperor Hadrian's reign.<p>The edifice's elegant masonry …

Archaeology