Reaching Our Essence
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.
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.
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.
Today's Kotel plaza hosts app. 60,000 people. It symbolizes the Jewish link to Jerusalem and serves as the synagogue closest to the remains of both Holy Temples.
The Kotel'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 visible stones of the Kotel tell us of the wall's history from the time of the holy Temple's destruction. The original Herodian stones are distinguishable from the others in size, and in their unique drafted margins etched around their borders.
The building style of "grading", used when layering the Kotel's stones,teaches us that the Temple Mount's walls were not perpendicular but marginally sloping.
This phenomenon can be seen when viewing the walls from a distance.
Western Wall, Jerusalem