Jewish Event Calendar

Event Calendar

Aug 22, 2019

איך צריכה המציאות להיראות? – פרשת עקב

How Should Reality Look? Parashat Ekev

Moses’ speeches before parting from the nation he led for forty years in the desert continue to accompany us until today through the Torah readings every Shabbat.

Aug 19, 2019

מרדכי אלעזר הניח לראשונה תפילין בכותל המערבי בגיל 90, שמחנו לקחת חלק. מרגש!

Mordechai Elazar put on tefillin for the first time at the age of 90 at the Western Wall. We were happy to take part in such a moving event!


Aug 19, 2019

25 נערים יחד עם ארגון ישמח חתני הגיעו לחגיגת בר מצווה מרגשת בכותל המערבי

Twenty-five boys came with the Yismach Chatani organization to celebrate their bar mitzvah at the Western Wall. Exciting!


Aug 15, 2019

ילדים בתפילה בכותל המערבי

Children praying at the Western Wall


Aug 12, 2019

שגריר ארה"ב בישראל מר דיויד פרידמן בתפילה בכותל המערבי

U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Mr. David Friedman, got up from shiva for his mother and came to pray at the Western Wall.

U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Mr. David Friedman, got up from shiva for his mother and came to pray at the Western Wall.
Ambassador Friedman - We share in your grief and hope all your prayers are answered.
May the Omnipresent comfort you among the rest of the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Aug 12, 2019

הודעה לעיתונות מוצאי תשעה באב בכותל המערבי

After Tisha B’Av at the Western Wall Press Release

150,000 people visited the Western Wall during the Shabbat preceding Tisha B’av (Shabbat Chazon) and on the fast of Tisha B’Av itself.

Aug 11, 2019

לקראת סוף צום תשעה באב בכותל המערבי

As the end of the fast approaches, thousands of families and individuals from all around Israel are gathering at the Western Wall Plaza in solidarity and prayer for consolation and for the rebuilding of Jerusalem, speedily and in our days.


Aug 10, 2019

הלילה, אלפים בקריאת מגילה וקינות מבכים את החורבן ברחבת הכותל המערבי

tonight, thousands gathered at the Western Wall plaza to read the Lamentations and scroll mourning the destruction of Jerusalem.


Aug 07, 2019

"שועלים הילכו בו"-  שועלים בדרום הכותל המערבי ערב תשעה באב

"Foxes Traverse It" - Foxes at the southern part of the Western Wall as Tisha B'Av approaches

Over the last several days, common foxes have been spotted at the southern part of the Western Wall. After consultation with the National Parks and Reserves Authority, it seems that these foxes tend to roam in desolate areas. The Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, referred to photos of the foxes and commented, “One cannot refrain from crying at the site of the fulfillment of the prophecy of “foxes will walk on it” as Tisha B’Av is approaching. We, students of Rabbi Akiva’s remember how he consoled his friends when he saw something similar soon after the destruction of the Temple. “Until the prophecy of Uriah with regard to the destruction of the city was fulfilled I was afraid that the prophecy of Zechariah (of consolation) would not be fulfilled, as the two prophecies are linked. Now that the prophecy of Uriah was fulfilled, it is evident that the prophecy of Zechariah remains valid.”
The sages answered him, as will we,”Akiva, you have comforted us”
May it be G-d’s will that just as we have been privileged to see what Rabbi Akiva and his friends saw, so we will be privileged to see what Rabbi Akiva promised his friends, speedily and in our days, Amen.