Reaching Our Essence
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.
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.
About 100,000 people came to the Western Wall Plaza during the eight days of Chanukah amid the coronavirus restrictions (in comparison to approximately 500,000 last year). About 500,000 people tuned in to the live broadcasts of Chanukah candle-lighting throughout the holiday through the Kotel website and various media outlets.
The Western Wall is a holy site. Please show respect to the site and those who pray here: Please refrain from eating, smoking, lighting candles and dress appropriately.On Jewish Sabbath and Holidays, refrain from using electronic devices, using amplification systems and taking pictures.
The Western Wall Plaza hosts approximately 60,000 people. It symbolizes the Jewish link to Jerusalem and serves as the synagogue closest to the remains of both Holy Temples.
The Western Wall's visible stones tell of its history from the time of the Holy Temples' ruin. The original Herodian stones are distinct from the others in size and in their unique borders.
The building style of "grading" used when layering the Western Wall's stones, teaches us that the Temple Mount's walls were not perpendicular but marginally sloping.
הכותל המערבי, העיר העתיקה, ירושלים
A magical audio presentation that illustrates the chain of generations of the Jewish people and the eternal connection of the Jewish people to Jerusalem.
The Western Wall Prayer Plaza is open every day of the year, twenty-four hours a day
The women's section in the Western Wall Tunnels closes on Fridays at 13:00 and opens again about 15 minutes before Shabbat begins.
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.But did you know that...Many important events took place on Mount Moriah, know later as Temple Mount.