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Israeli Supreme Court angry that gov’t ignored court’s Western Wall decision


Israel’s Supreme Court rips at Netanyahu’s government for its failure to implement the court’s decision to create a separated prayer space for Judaism’s Reform Movement at the Kotel Plaza.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


The Supreme Court slammed the government over delays in the implementation of the Kotel (Western Wall) plan, despite a pledge by the government to create a mixed gender prayer space for the Reform and Conservative movements at the holy site.

The comments were made in the context of a hearing that was held this morning (Monday), following an appeal by eight non-Orthodox organizations against the Prime Minister, the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, and the Rabbi of the Kotel, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch. Continue Reading »

Grand Hall from 14th Century Discovered Beneath the Kotel Tunnels


After 10 years of difficult excavations, the Western Wall Heritage Foundation opens an educational center deep beneath the Muslim Quarter dedicated to Jewish history.



Funded entirely by Jewish Ukrainian billionaire Zvi Hirsch (Gennady) Bogolyubov, the Western Wall Heritage Foundation unveiled on Sunday a fully excavated grand hall from the 14th century in the Western Wall Tunnels that took 10 years to restore.

UKRANIAN OLIGARCH Zvi Hirsch (Gennady) Bogolyubov poses in the excavated educational center he spent millions to finane in the Western Wall Tunnels Sunday. – Photo: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST

The hall, which has been converted into an educational center, took millions of dollars and close oversight by the Israel Antiquities Authority to complete. Continue Reading »