Jewish Event Calendar

Event Calendar

Aug 12, 2019

After Tisha B’Av at the Western Wall Press Release

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

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.

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

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

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

Aug 07, 2019

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

"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.

Aug 06, 2019

Preparing for Tisha B'Av at the Western Wall

Preparing for Tisha B'Av at the Western Wall

Join us for a live broadcast on the Kotel webcams starting about an hour after Shabbat, and on our Facebook page at about midnight (Israel time).

Jul 25, 2019

David Bryan, the Jewish keyboard player for the rock band Bon Jovi, on a tour of the Western Wall Tunnels

David Bryan, the Jewish keyboard player for the rock band Bon Jovi, on a tour of the Western Wall Tunnels

Jul 21, 2019

United States Secretary of Energy Visits the Western Wall and Western Wall Tunnels

United States Secretary of Energy Visits the Western Wall and Western Wall Tunnels

Jul 14, 2019

Birthright Argentina on a visit to the Western Wall

Birthright Argentina on a visit to the Western Wall

Jul 10, 2019

The Gerrer Rebbe came to the Western Wall in honor of the yahrzeit of his father the Admor of Gur, Baal Halev Simcha, zz'l.

The Gerrer Rebbe came to the Western Wall in honor of the yahrzeit of his father the Admor of Gur, Baal Halev Simcha, zz'l.

Jul 04, 2019

Approximately 1,000 representatives of the Ethiopian community came to the Western Wall this morning to pray for the welfare of their community.

Approximately 1,000 representatives of the Ethiopian community came to the Western Wall this morning to pray for the welfare of their community.

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