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Justin Timberlake Instagrams Western Wall Visit

The singer is scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv Wednesday night

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Anthony Bourdain Honored for Scenes in Gaza

The chef filmed an episode of his popular CNN show Parts Unknown in Israel

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For Transgender Jews, a Visit to the Western Wall Holds Unique Symbolism

Praying on the side with their chosen gender is a quiet political statement for some, and a personal milestone for others

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Photos: Snow Day in Jerusalem

Traffic jams, snowman, and a snow-covered Western Wall

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The View From the Kotel’s Egalitarian Plaza

How the new structure advances the debate over prayer at the Western Wall

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My Morning at the Western Wall

A dispatch from the Women of the Wall’s 25th anniversary prayer service

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Wearing My Father’s Tallit at the Western Wall for Me, and for My Daughter

An American explains why she’s flying halfway around the world to join Women of the Wall for their 25th anniversary Kotel prayer group

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Iran Cyber Commander Killed; Harry Potter Grows Up

Plus Muslim Brotherhood likens Egypt’s army to Hitler, and more in the news

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Despite Warning, No Violence at Western Wall

Nothing comes of rabbi’s prediction of clash during Rosh Chodesh, Ramadan

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Update: Western Wall Guard Knew Man He Shot

Victim was homeless, had previous confrontations with the guard

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Jewish Man Killed by Security at Western Wall

Guard shot 46-year-old man after he allegedly shouted ‘Allahu akbar’

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That’s Dr. Streisand To You

Babs receives an honorary doctorate from Hebrew University in Israel

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Daybreak: Syria Seizes U.N. Border Crossing

Plus Austria withdraws from Golan Heights in response, and more

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NYC Prayer Service Supports Women of the Wall

Female rabbis led a solidarity service in Madison Square Park this morning

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The Tables Turn at the Western Wall

A Rosh Hodesh marked by arrests and protests

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‘Women of the Wall’ Ruling in Limbo (Updated)

The Attorney General calls on “local custom” to prevail

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Court Ruling Makes Sharansky Kotel Plan Moot

The problem is that the problems will likely continue

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Daybreak: Syria’s Got Some Nerve (Gas)

Plus Bibi signs off on Sharansky’s new plan for the Western Wall

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An Egalitarian Section at the Western Wall?

Looking at Natan Sharansky’s proposal

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Sharansky Defends Women’s Prayer at Kotel

The Jewish Agency chief promises that no arrests will be made

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Sarah Silverman’s Better Half

The comedian’s sister’s protest of gender inequality at the Western Wall makes a case for holiness, not against

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Million Dollar Checks Found at the Kotel

The track record for Western Wall checks is not so good

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Daybreak: Rabbi of the Western Wall Responds

Plus Macedonia holds its first-ever Limmud conference

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Sundown: Calls for Western Wall Prayer Change

Stories from beyond the northeast

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A Shema Flash Mob

In the wake of Anat Hoffman’s arrest, a global response

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Sundown: Israeli Security Cabinet Meets on Iran

Plus the Democratic platform: no word on Jerusalem

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Jews, Abortion, and Wichita’s Wailing Wall

A Jewish-themed anti-abortion monument grows in Kansas

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Daybreak: Brotherhood Candidate Looks Strong

Plus troubling find at Iranian facility, and more in the news

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Feels Like Something’s Missing

Photo of the Day

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Pay to Pray

From chanting at the Western Wall to saying Kaddish, several organizations offer to pray on your behalf, for a fee they claim to donate to charity. Is a farmed-out prayer as effective as a personal one?