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Jan 20, 2021

U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Ambassador David Friedman, completes his tenure this evening at the Western Wall Plaza

U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Ambassador David Friedman, completes his tenure this evening at the Western Wall Plaza

This evening (Wednesday), U.S. Ambassador Friedman came to the Western Wall Plaza with his wife as he completes his tenure. The Ambassador was greeted by Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, rabbi of the Western Wall, Mayor Moshe Leon, mayor of Jerusalem, and his wife, and Mordechai (Suli) Eliav, director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation.
When U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman landed in Israel on Monday, the 19th of Iyar, 5777 (May 15, 2017), he went straight to pray at the Western Wall.
Today, the Ambassador is ending his tenure here, at the Western Wall Plaza.
The Rabbi of the Western Wall, the Mayor of Jerusalem, and the Director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation all spoke in honor of the Ambassador. The Director of the WWHF also presented him with the most recent findings in the Western Wall Tunnels.
Ambassador Friedman recited a Psalm of thanks in front of the Western Wall stones. He noted that Jerusalem was always at the peak of his joy throughout his ambassadorship. He was particularly pleased of the accomplishments during his tenure on behalf of Israel and Jerusalem, and of the official visits by U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to the Western Wall.
The Ambassador added that one of the most exciting parts of his job was to come to the Western Wall every year and, as a kohen (priest), take part in the traditional Birkat Kohanim (Priestly blessing) at the Western Wall, a custom he intends to continue in the future.

Jan 13, 2021

We share in the grief of the Adelson family

We share in the grief of the Adelson family

We share in the grief of Dr. Miriam Adelson and family on the passing of Mr. Sheldon Adelson z'l - a man who loved Israel and was devoted to connecting future generations in Israel and around the world to Jewish heritage and to our chain of generations.

Jan 11, 2021

Update of work at the Western Wall Plaza

Update of work at the Western Wall Plaza

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation is taking advantage of the present lockdown for reinforcement, stabilization, and infrastructure improvement at the Western Wall Plaza.
Furthermore, preservation work of a wall in the Mahkama structure is being done in order to prevent the fall of detached stones. The work follows recommendations made over the past several months by the Israel Antiquities Authority and safety engineers.

Dec 30, 2020

We congratulate Jonathan Pollard who landed in Israel this morning

We congratulate Jonathan Pollard who landed in Israel this morning

We congratulate Jonathan Pollard who landed in Israel this morning. As per his request, we are waiting for him to recite a prayer for thanksgiving at the Western Wall.

Notices from the Western Wall

The Western Wall

We all know that the Western Wall, the Kotel, is the most significant site in the world for the Jewish people. We know that it is the last remnant of our Temple. We also know that Jews from around the world gather here to pray. People write notes to G-d and place them between the ancient stones of the Wall.
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Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation invites you to celebrate a Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel, in a unique atmosphere of unity and holiness, and at no charge.
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Western Wall Sites

The Western Wall Plaza is home to some of the most interesting historical tourist sites in the world, which offer a unique perspective on the genealogy of the Jewish people and the history of Jerusalem. We invite you to visit the sites and enjoy an empowering and unforgettable experience.

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