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Similar candle-lighting events took place on the third night of Hanukkah in Berlin and in New York City, honoring Holocaust survivors.
"I am very excited to stand here in this sacred place to light the second Hanukkah candle in the holy city of Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel."
The vice president noted in his Hanukkah message that the holiday commemorates “the fight for freedom that began some 22 centuries ago in the land of Israel.”
For people who become mortally hurt when this or that Orthodox politician tells them they're not really Jewish, heaping on their heads advice as to how they should improve – US Jews are surprisingly unrestrained when it comes to meddling in the coalition politics of a foreign country.
“The State of Israel was, and will always be, the home of every Jew: Orthodox, Reform, Conservative, secular, traditional, Ashkenazi, Sephardi. Jews. We are all one people, and Israel is dear to all of us.”
Actor Will Smith told reporters the Western Wall is "very spiritual, very powerful" and he feels "honored to be here."
Fewer than 20 people attended Bar-Lev's rally, but the vehemence with which he attacked one of the most common practices of IDF soldiers, religious and secular alike, suggests the gap between right and left in Israel is stretching even wider.
We have seen no progress on any of these issues since the government’s regrettable decision in June.
Excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority uncovered large portions of courses of the Western Wall that have been hidden for 1,700 years, including an ancient Roman theater.
"I had not moved away even one step, but someone pulled at my sleeve and asked me to join the minyan. I put on a hat and joined them for the Mincha prayer. I had arrived."
The JPost couldn't help themselves, despite their attempt to come across as the rational side in this debate, when they referred to Amar as the "so-called chief rabbi of Jerusalem."
The members of the Conservative, Reform, Women of the Wall, and other non-Orthodox groups tell the high court that, as is always the case in real estate, they can no longer accept the devaluation of their share in the ancient relic on account of reduced exposure to street traffic, or, you guessed it: location, location, location.
"We believe calm and security will create the best opportunity to return to dialogue and the pursuit of peace."
"Everyone knows how deep and dangerous ... plans have been for years to Judaize Jerusalem.”
"I am particularly concerned by statements made by some that have sought to fan the flames of violence. Such provocations are dangerous...”
MK Taleb Abu Arar (Joint List) stressed “Jews have no rights at al-Aqsa Mosque.”
In the fall of 1996, after then Prime Minister Netanyahu had ordered the opening to the public of the Kotel Tunnel, PA Chairman Yasser Arafat called for a violent response--on grounds very similar to the case being made today by the Arabs, namely Israeli sovereignty.
'Most of the Jews in the United States, even those who come to Temple once in fifty years, or those that don’t come at all, are not Reform, and the Reform movement does not represent them.'
The 20th Maccabiah will feature competitions in 40 different sports, including two new additions: lacrosse and bridge.
'What can the Diaspora give us?' Rabbi Riskin asked, and answered: 'First and foremost, the idea of pluralism, that these, and these, too, are the words of the living God.'
The whole Western Wall affair is a PR manipulation by some parties who wish to cause chaos in Israel.
"We will not be able to escape from returning to the table, to responsibly and with consideration arrive at an understanding on... the Western Wall."