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Orginized Tours

Orginized Tours

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Now you can order an orginized tour in the Western Wall and the Jewish quarter sites. Contact us for additional information

Opening Hours

The Western Wall Prayer Plaza is open every day of the year, twenty four hours a day


Wed 20th of Av 5776, 8.24.2016
6:11 AM
Mid day:
12:41 PM
7:17 PM
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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.

Aug 22, 2016

בת מצווה לניצולות שואה בכותל המערבי

Bat Mitzvah Celebration for Holocaust Survivors at the Western Wall

An emotional celebration was held at the Kotel Prayer Plaza-a Bat Mitzvah ceremony for Holocaust survivors from Hertzeliya and Natanya, hosted by the Western Wall Heritage Foundation


Aug 14, 2016

גלריה תשעה באב בכותל המערבי

Tisha B'Av at the Western Wall


Aug 14, 2016

ביקורו של ג'ורג' בוש בכותל המערבי

George Bush Visits the Western Wall

George Bush – The Grandson of the 41st President of the United States – Visits the Western Wall
While thousands of worshippers and visitors marked the fast of Tisha B’Av at the Kotel, Mr. George Bush came to visit the remnant of our Temple.  Mr. Bush is the son of Jeb Bush, the 43rd governor of Florida, and the grandson of President George Bush.  His uncle, George W. Bush, was the 43rd president of the United States.
Mr. Bush prayed near the stones of the Kotel along with the Rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz.  Afterwards, he placed a note between the stones of the Wall and toured the Western Wall Tunnels.
At the time, the Western Wall Plaza was full of people mourning the destruction of the Temple.  Bush noted that he shares in the sorrow of the Jewish nation as it mourns.
“I sense the power of this sacred site, and it is an honor and pleasure to be here”, said Bush.
During the tour of the Western Wall Tunnels, Bush heard about the extensive history of the Jewish nation in Jerusalem and showed great interest in the site’s archeological findings. 

Aug 14, 2016

רבנים ואדמו"רים בתשעה באב בכותל המערבי

Tisha B'Av at the Western Wall