Some 30 percent of the women were Israeli Modern Orthodox.
Things have been rather quiet of late during the prayers.
The protesters were claiming that there are Jewish burial caves nearby, which may not be disturbed.
The new government will be much smaller than the last one.
Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu blames MK Aryeh Deri for sawing mistrust among the Orthodox parties.
"The state of Israel, all of us, are obligated to support the entire nation of Israel."
Jerusalem police sources said that MK Feiglin asked to enter one of the mosques that are closed to Jewish visitors.
Refusing service is "a commandment one must obey even at the cost of their own life."
Likud and Jewish Home circles say they've reached an understanding Haredi recruitment at age 21, Shas will not get Interior and Housing Portfolios.
44% said they prefer their party to compromise on principles to join Netanyahu's coalition.
Jewish Home has begun to promote principles previously associated almost exclusively with Yair Lapid's agenda.
Two Conservative rabbis were among the women arrested.
One of the paratroopers in attendance announced that, after they had liberated the Kotel, everyone was welcome to pray there.
If Shas is invited to join the coalition, it is sure to torpedo most of Netanyahu's national agenda.
Yesh Atid perceives a possible peace process as a response to an ensemble of threats looming over the State of Israel.
On Saturday night, Rav Ovadia attacked the Jewish Home party saying it was not the home of Jews but of goyim.
Toward early mid-afternoon the tents start popping up on the lawn in the park across from the Cave of Machpela.
Rabbi Cherlow: Why Aren’t Human Rights Advocates Protesting Outlawing Jewish Prayers on Temple Mount?
Rabbi Cherlow said that it is possible that the great concession of Temple Mount began with the late IDF General Motta Gur and his paratroopers.
Israel's Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Minister of Religious Affairs Yaakov Margi and the Chief Rabbinate Council to explain why they not allow single women to immerse in state-run mikvahs.
The last of the youths detained in the fire bomb (Molotov cocktail) case have been released. Honenu attorney David HaLevi stated: “The detention was superfluous...
Among the items that Tzohar is calling for will be to elect new rabbinical court judges who would be more open to the needs of the general public, not just the religiously observant sectors; and new guidelines for managing the marriage, divorce and conversion processes in Israel – three areas that have been particularly alienating to secular Israelis.
The final say on whether or not Israel will go it alone against Iran's nuclear facilities depends on the two architects of that plan, and on the IAF which will carry it out. It will also depend on the Obama Administration and on whether or not the Saudis and the Gulf states will give their tacit approval. But that same decision will also depend on the approval of a 92-year-old Sefardi Rabbi from Jerusalem, whose thumbs-up or down could kill the plan or give it life.
The new, renovated Scientology Center opened in Tel Aviv. IDF Radio interviewed a man who said his family fell apart when his wife joined the Church of Scientology.
We have grown accustomed to these letters being directed at Haredi women. Now, surprisingly, this letter is addressed specifically to the men.
Against the background of the expiration on August 1 of the Tal Law, which attempted to manage Haredi recruitment, the Moetzes Gdolei HaTorah (Assembly of Torah Sages), the supreme rabbinical policy-making council of several Haredi organizations in Israel convened Monday night in Bnei Brak at the home of leader of the Lithuanian sector, Rav Steinman, to solidify the policy of military conscription.