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  • Rabbi of Western Wall apologizes for kippah incident

    July 7, 2015 | 11:29 am

    The rabbi of the Western Wall apologized that a woman was turned away from the holy site for wearing a kippah, but said he was not familiar with the incident.

    Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch said in a statement issued Tuesday that if the incident did occur, the response was incorrect.

  • Women of the Wall smuggle Torah scroll into Kotel plaza

    October 24, 2014 | 12:16 pm

    Women who defied Western Wall Plaza rules by bringing a small Torah scroll there were allowed to finish praying.

    The decision to allow a few dozen members of the Women of the Wall feminist group to continue their prayer was made to prevent desecration of the scroll even though...

  • Western Wall is just fine, test of its stability shows

    September 4, 2012 | 11:37 am

    The Western Wall checked out fine in a test of its stability by engineers.

    The office of the rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, said there were no abnormal findings in Tuesday's test. The check was made less than two weeks before the start of the High Holidays, when hundreds of thousands of people visit the Western Wall Plaza.

    Previous tests have found stones that broke during bad weather.