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Miraculously the fire was contained to a small area and thus the damage didn’t spread to the entire building.
The celebrants were accompanied by rabbis from their respective Jewish communities and a native speaker of their language was attached to each group.
It is the U.S. vice president's scheduled visit to the Western Wall in a section of Jerusalem coveted by the Palestinian Authority that has set Ramallah on edge.
Readers who need an infusion of faith are invited to hop a plane and head for the Western Wall.
"In the register beneath the double line is an inscription in ancient Hebrew: 'LESARAR,' with no spacing between the words and no definite article. It denotes 'Lesar Ha'Ir,' meaning 'belonging to the governor of the city.'"
"I decided to name the Kotel station after US President Donald Trump, in appreciation of his courageous and historic decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel."
“I call on the public to attend the prayer and to bring umbrellas, because together we will rip open the skies.”
But some Diaspora Jewish groups, particularly in North America, say ... they have no intention of lobbying on behalf of the Netanyahu government.
The draft resolution “affirms that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect..."
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."