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Sun 18th of Tamuz 5776, 7.24.2016
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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.

Jul 19, 2016

השחקן ג'יימס קאן בכותל המערבי

James Caan Visits the Western Wall

American actor James Caan visited the Western Wall Plaza this morning and was hosted by the rabbi of the Western Wall and holy sites, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, and by the director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, Mordechai (Suli) Eliav.

This is Caan’s first visit to Israel. He was accompanied by his son and was very moved by praying in front of the stones of the Wall where he mentioned the names of family members who were murdered in the Holocaust.

Caan told the Rabbi of his connection to Jewish heritage and of his close friendship with Rabbi Cunin, the Chabad rabbi in Los Angeles.

“The visit here is the peak of my journey to Israel”, said Caan. “I knew in advance that visiting the remnant of the Temple would be the best part of my visit, but I did not realize to what extent”.

After the prayer in front of the Western Wall stones, Caan toured in the Western Wall Tunnels and was shown new revelations discovered recently at the site of the Temple.



Jul 18, 2016

ביקור נשיא פורגוואי בכותל המערבי

President of Paraguay Visits the Western Wall

President Horacio Cartes, the president of Paraguay, visited the Western Wall last night and was received by the rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, shlita.

During the visit, the president prayed in front of the Western Wall stones and placed a note between the stones.
President Cartes did not hide his excitement from the visit to the site and expressed great interest in Jewish history.  He noted his friendship with the State of Israel and said that visiting the Kotel was for him an act of identification with the spiritual values of the Jewish nation.
Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz spoke and said that the secret wishes of millions of Jews throughout the generations have been whispered near these stones. “King Solomon requested that the prayers of Jews and non-Jews alike be accepted from the Temple. Jews who pray in synagogues around the world face this site.”
The President wrote in the Kotel’s visitors’ book that he is grateful for the privilege of being exposed to the history of this holy site and was very excited to touch these sacred stones.  “I leave on these lines the greatest feeling in my life that I experienced today where I could see all – in the meeting place of all religions.  I am here in order to pray in my own name and that of my country of Paraguay.  I wish peace and love to all of humanity”, wrote the President.

Jul 14, 2016

ביקור הרמטכ"ל בכותל המערבי

The IDF Chief of Staff at the Kotel

  Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot visited the Western Wall.

Jul 13, 2016

קבוצת תלמידי תיכון מאנגליה בכותל המערבי

A group of high school students from England visit the Kotel