7/05/2020 Getting Organized for the Upcoming Shabbat at the Western Wall We are happy to report that this week, many worshippers returned to pray at the Western Wall, in accordance with the Israeli government’s decision and the cancellation of the restriction of praying only 500 meters from one’s place of residence. The Western Wall Heritage Foundation is organizing the Western Wall Plaza in preparation for the arrival of worshippers this coming Shabbat. Last night, prayer areas were added to the upper plaza in addition to the prayer areas that had already been set up in the prayer plaza this week. As of this Shabbat and the upcoming days – the updated allowance is for up to 500 worshippers at the Western Wall simultaneously. If the prayer areas that have been cordoned off will all become full, worshippers will be requested to wait outside of the entrances to the Western Wall until space becomes available. Entrance to the Western Wall on weekdays is contingent on wearing a mask and having temperature taken prior to entering.