The Western Wall

Reaching Our Essence

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Do you speak French? Russian? Spanish?
You can join a tour for individuals with an audio-guide in French, Russian, or Spanish!
To reserve a tour, call 972-2-6271333
*The audio-guide will be given in exchange for an ID left as collateral.
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Important Notice

Accessibility of the Western Wall Tunnels - Important Message!
Due to construction work, wheelchairs will not be accessible in the Western Wall Tunnels. The Fund's management apologizes for the temporary inconvenience. "A Look into the Past" is still wheelchair accessible.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Selichot service on the Western Wall

Selichot services in the Western Wall will be on the days before Rosh Hashana and in The days between Rosha Hashana and the fast of Kipur at 00:15:

The dates are the following:

יט’ באלול התשע”ח Thursday 30.8.18
כו’ באלול התשע”ח Thursday 6.9.18
כח’ באלול התשע”ח Saturday 8.9.18
ג' תשרי התשע”ט Wednesday 12.9.18
ד' תשרי התשע”ט Thursday 13.9.18
ו' תשרי התשע”ט Saturday 15.9.18
ז' תשרי התשע”ט Sunday 16.9.18

Central Selichot service will be at 00:15 on

ח’ בתשרי התשע”ט Monday 17.9.18

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Priesty blessing

On Wednesday, the second day of Chol Hamoed (26.09.18) the Priestly Blessing will take place in the Western Wall Plaza:
Morning Prayer at 8:45
Priestly Blessing for Morning Prayer at 09:30
The Mussaf Prayer at 10:15
The Priestly Blessing for Mussaf Prayer at 10:30

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Sep 26, 2018

ברכת כהנים

Birkat Kohanim (Priestly Blessing) Chol HaMoed Succot 5779

Birkat Kohanim (Priestly Blessing) Chol HaMoed Succot 5778 will take place on Wednesday, 17 Tishrei, 5779; 2nd day of Chol HaMoed
(September 26, 2018)

Shacharit: 8:45 am
Birkat Kohanim of Shacharit: 9:30 am
Mussaf: 10:15 am
Birkat Kohanim of Mussaf: 10:30

Sep 16, 2018

היום! מעמד הסליחות המרכזי בשעה 12:15 בלילה

Central Selichot prayer at the Western Wall at 00:15


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.

The Kotel store is open

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Interesting Facts


Jerusalem, Israel


Wednesday 10 Tishre 5779, 9.19.2018
Yom Kippur
Mid day:
Torah weekly section
Times are according to Standard Time