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The Western Wall

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Important notice

 Due to construction work at Beit Strauss, the mivke will be closed.
Please follow visitor information for a notice on reopening.
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Important notice

Entrance to the Old City from Jaffa Gate will be closed to traffic from
8 p.m.- midnight on the following dates: May 25-June 2 (17th Iyar-25th Iyar)  

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Kotel 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.

Notices from the Kotel

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. But did you know that…

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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Event Calendar

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Interesting Facts


Jerusalem, Israel


Thu 18th of Iyar 5776, 5.26.2016
Lag B'Omer
5:37 AM
Mid day:
12:36 PM
7:41 PM
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