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Oct 16, 2017

ממצאים חדשים ומעניינים בקשת וילסון

New and Fascinating Finds at Wilson’s Arch

New!! Western Wall stone courses that have been hidden from view for the past 1700 years are being uncovered in the Western Wall Tunnels. An ancient theater was also found under Wilson’s Arch.
“Time after time, amazing archeological finds allow our generation to touch the ancient history of our nation and of Jewish heritage,” said Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, rabbi of the Western Wall and holy sites.
“This is indeed one of the most important finds. This discovery joins many others which create a living historical mosaic of Jerusalem and the Western Wall for which the generations longed so powerfully,” said Mr. Mordechai (Suli) Eliav, director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation.
Photography: Yaniv Berman, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority

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Oct 12, 2017


Approximately 1.5 million people visited the Western Wall this past month

The staff of the Western Wall are pleased with the summary of the month of holidays that just passed with estimates that approximately one and a half million people came to the Western Wall during the month of slichot, High Holidays and Succot.

The masses of people came to the Western Wall during all hours of the day and from all streams and communities, observant and secular, young and old. This is evidence of the deep connection between all segments of the Jewish nation and the Western Wall and Jewish tradition.

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation noted the moving Slichot services, the traditional Birkat Kohanim, and the very first Hakafot Shniyot in which tens of thousands of Jews from Israel and around the world participated.

Oct 11, 2017

ביקור רבנים ואדמו"רים הושענא רבה - סוכות התשע"ח

Rabbis and Admorim visited the Western Wall, Hoshana Rabbah - Sukkot 5768


Oct 10, 2017

ביקור רבנים ואדמו"רים סוכות התשע"ח

Rabbis and Admorim visited the Western Wall,Sukot 5778


Notices from the Western Wall

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.

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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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Western Wall 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.

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Jerusalem, Israel


Thursday 29 Tishre 5778, 10.19.2017
Erev Rosh Chodesh
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Torah weekly section
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