Israel to invest NIS 110 million to upgrade infrastructures and encourage visits to Kotel

January 17, 2022 by  
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Israel’s government approved on Sunday a new five-year plan to upgrade infrastructures and encourage visits to the Kotel, Western Wall, at an investment of NIS 110 million. Read more

PM Bennett asks MK Kariv to cancel Kotel visit Friday for fear of violence

November 5, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has personally asked Labor MK Gilad Kariv not to attend the special services being held Friday at the Kotel, Western Wall Plaza in Jerusalem by the Women of the Wall organization for fear that there could be a violent confrontation. Read more

Reform rabbi utilizes parliamentary immunity to violate status quo at Kotel

October 8, 2021 by  
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Member of Knesset (MK) Gilad Kariv, a member of the Labor party and a Reform rabbi, took advantage of his parliamentary immunity to violate the status quo at Kotel forcefully introducing a Torah into the women’s section. Read more

Jerusalem city official warns Bennett of Pending Disaster at Kotel

July 15, 2021 by  
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The temporary wooden bridge leading from the Kotel plaza to the Temple Mount is on the verge of collapsing, and the government must intervene immediately to avert a mass casualty tragedy, a senior Jerusalem city official warned Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. Read more

Pre-Passover conservation work begins at the Western Wall 

February 23, 2021 by  
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Every six months, before Passover and the High Holy Days, Western Wall Heritage Foundation engineers and Israel Antiquities Authority conservators conduct thorough inspections of the 2,000-year-old Western Wall stones at the prayer plaza to ensure visitors’ safety. Read more

When a rock falls in a plaza . . .

July 29, 2018 by  
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In ancient times, people looked to portents involving the heavens and earthbound events in order to try to understand the baffling world in which we live, as well as to discern the will of their Creator…writes Jonathan S. Tobin. Read more

Prince William at Western Wall: ‘May the God of Peace Bless this Region’

June 29, 2018 by  
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Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Thursday, as he concluded a a five-day Middle East tour that also took place in Jordan and the Palestinian territories. Read more

BJE Boys lay tefillin at the Kotel

December 12, 2014 by  
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NSW Board of Jewish Education boys on a visit to Israel at the Kotel. Read more