The Western Wall Heritage Fund

The Makhkama Building

In the northern section of the Western Wall Plaza, over the prayer hall at Wilson's Arch, stands a large building known as the Makhkama or the Tankiziah. At the top of the building, there is a porch overlooking the Temple Mount where Rabbi Shlomo Goren used to recite the Kinot (Elegies) on the Night of Tisha Be’Av.
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