Tag Archives: Western Wall

Two Thousand Year Old Evidence of the Siege in Jerusalem

Some more Biblical Archaeology with which to starts the day (depending on where on earth you live). Far better than the other filth doing the rounds. In an archaeological excavation by the Israel Antiquities Authority near the Western Wall:   … Continue reading

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Israeli Shot and Killed Near Western Wall

Reuters has the breaking news: A security guard shot and  killed an Israeli man on Friday at one of Judaism’s holiest  sites in Jerusalem, the Western Wall, which was immediately shut  to visitors, police said. The guard opened fire after the … Continue reading

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Israel: Women of the Wall

Israeli security guards at the Western Wall on Friday searched women worshippers arriving at the holiest place where Jews can pray for a seemingly inoffensive object – the Jewish prayer shawl, which under the Orthodox tradition can be worn only … Continue reading

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Western Wall Passes Annual Health Check

Ahead of Judaism’s High Holy Days when hundreds of thousands will visit the holy site, engineers inspect Western Wall to ensure stability • Office of the rabbi of the Western Wall confirms that site is safe and ready to receive … Continue reading

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Western Wall Plaza Excavation Results

Writes Todd Bolen over at the Bible Places Blog: Over the yearsI’ve mentionedthe excavation at the “back” of the Western Wall prayer plaza. The latest issue of Biblical Archaeology Review has a report by the excavators on their discoveries at … Continue reading

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Mughrabi Bridge Demolition Delayed

Jordan, Egypt warned Israel taking down bridge that connects Western Wall, Temple Mount may spark regional protests. Anything for a good protest in Jordan and Egypt… In any event, The Jerusalem Post reports: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday delayed plans … Continue reading

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King Herod Didn’t Complete the Construction of Jerusalem’s Western Wall

As was as expected, a new archaeological announcement has been made about the Western Wall in Jerusalem: Apparently, King Herod didn’t complete the construction: Recent archeological excavations in Jerusalem show that, contrary to popular understanding, King Herod was not solely responsible … Continue reading

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Western Wall Announcement Tomorrow

Something to look forward to: The Spokesperson of the Israel Antiquities Authority “circulated an invitation to journalists to attend a press conference tomorrow (Wednesday, November 23, 2011) at which “A find will be presented that challenges the conventional viewpoint in … Continue reading

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Video: Muslims Stone Praying Jews at Western Wall

Yes, how dare they pray: There are reports that Muslims stoned praying Jews at the Western Wall… That would be the equivilant of Jews stoning Muslims at Mecca. Here is video of the incident, although it is hard to make … Continue reading

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Western Wall Undergoes Spring Cleaning for Pessah

During its bi-annual face-lift, Western Wall employees remove millions of handwritten notes, faxes from between ancient stones. The Jerusalem Post: Armed with wooden poles, Western Wall employees on Wednesday removed millions of handwritten notes, faxes and email printouts from between … Continue reading

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