Western Wall

In this Dec. 13, 2013 file photo, the Western Wall, right, and the gilded Dome of the Rock, among the holiest sites for Jews and Muslims, are covered in snow. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic, File)

Israel police disperse riot at Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday, firing tear gas to disperse a protest by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the crowd hurled […]

04/16/2014

General view of the Dome of the Rock Mosque and the city of Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

New calls for Jewish prayer at Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM (AP) — For decades, the religious Jews who bucked a rabbinic ban and visited a contested holy site in Jerusalem where the ancient Jewish temple once stood were seen by many as a fanatic […]

12/17/2013

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men participate in a Tashlich ceremony at the Mediterranean sea, in the southern Israeli port city of Ashdod, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Tashlich, which means 'to cast away' in Hebrew, is the practice by which Jews go to a large flowing body of water and symbolically 'throw away' their sins by throwing a piece of bread, or similar food, into the water before the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which start on Friday. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Israel ushers in solemn Jewish holiday

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis ushered in the holiest day of the Jewish calendar at sundown Friday as the entire country ground almost to a halt for Yom Kippur, Judaism’s day of atonement, observed with a […]

09/13/2013

Barbra Streisand (AP Photo)

In Israel, Streisand slams treatment of women

JERUSALEM (AP) — Entertainment star Barbra Streisand waded into one of Israel’s touchiest issues Monday on the first major stop of her tour of the country — Jewish religious practices that separate men and women. […]

06/17/2013

The Western Wall in Jerusalem (AP Photo)

Liberal Jews see a victory in proposed prayer area

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities have proposed establishing a new section at the Western Wall where men and women can pray together, a groundbreaking initiative that would mark a significant victory by liberal streams of Judaism.

04/10/2013

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