Reaching Our Essence
In accordance with Ministry of Health regulations - Visitors who have been to China in the past 14 days are requested to cancel their tours and receive a full refund at the ticket office or the reservations office - *5958. We would be happy to reschedule a tour of one of the Western Wall Tunnels sites in the near future! Praying for health of all in Israel and around the world.* For more information please check the Ministry of Health websitehttps://govextra.gov.il/ministry-of-health/corona/corona-virus/
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.
The Chain of Generations Center is getting a new look!Due to the renovation, the site will be closed to visitors between May 5, 2019 - June 12, 2019.We invite you to come visit when it reopens!
Transportation to the Western Wall for Bar Mitzvah familiesThe Western Wall Train and Shuttle bus depart from Jaffa Gate and return every 20 minutes between 08:40 and 13:20 – The travel is free for Bar Mitzvah families.Departure point - Karta Parking Lot B (the bus parking lot parallel to Yitzhak Kariv Street)Destination- Goren Square near the Western Wall.
The terrorist attack caught the Golani soldiers on a tour of Jerusalem before their swearing-in ceremony.
Despite the attack, the soldiers and commanders decided to come to the Western Wall, hold the swearing-in ceremony, and pray together for the recovery of their wounded friends. We, along with the entire Jewish nation, join their prayers and wish a speedy recovery to all the wounded.
The President of France is visiting the Western Wall for the first time as part of the visits of heads of state to Jerusalem. "I feel the holiness and the history here", said French President Emanuel Macron this evening during his first visit at the Western Wall Plaza.
Heads of state have begun visiting the Western Wall in Jerusalem today (Wednesday). Among the leaders are: President Emanuel Macron of France, President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson of Iceland, President Željko Komšić of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and President Salome Zourabichvili of Georgia who all had a personal prayer by the stones of the Western Wall. These visits are due to the arrival of delegations for the World Holocaust Forum taking place at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem tomorrow to mark 75 years since the liberation Auschwitz–Birkenau.
The President of France was very moved by his visit. The President stayed for quite a while and heard an explanation about the history of the place from the Director of the Western Wall Mordechai (Suli) Eliav and met with lone soldiers from France, and said a personal prayer at the Western Wall. Then, he visited the new excavations at the Western Wall Plaza where he expressed interest over the new findings, and in the number of visitors to the Western Wall per year.
The Rabbi of the Western Wall thanked the President of France for his visit to the Western Wall noting that it conveyed appreciation for the Jewish nation's history and heritage, of which France is a part. He explained the power of the site for every Jew around the world, offering the example of every synagogue in France facing Jerusalem and the Western Wall when praying.
For your information, there will be state visits at the Western Wall Plaza this Wednesday and Thursday, January 22-23 (25-26 Tevet). The Western Wall will remain open to worshippers and visitors. Please pay attention to signs and follow the ushers' instructions.
The fast days meant for mourning the destruction of the Temple will be cancelled in the days of the Messiah and become days of celebration and joy. "So said the Lord of Hosts: The fast of the fourth (month), the fast of the fifth (month), the fast of the seventh (month, and the fast of the tenth (month) shall be for the house of Judah for joy and happiness and for happy holidays - but love truth and peace" (Zechariah 8)
Tens of thousands of people came to the Western Wall everyday during Hanukkah, and especially during the daily main events of lighting the Menorah.
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 Western Wall Plaza hosts approximately 60,000 people. It symbolizes the Jewish link to Jerusalem and serves as the synagogue closest to the remains of both Holy Temples.
The Western Wall's visible stones tell of its history from the time of the Holy Temples' ruin. The original Herodian stones are distinct from the others in size and in their unique borders.
The building style of "grading" used when layering the Western Wall's stones, teaches us that the Temple Mount's walls were not perpendicular but marginally sloping.
Western Wall, Jerusalem