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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Dec 02, 2018

הדלקת נרות חנוכה

Chanukah Candle-Lighting 5778

Like in previous years, Chanukah candles will be lit every night at the Western Wall Plaza, the site closest to where the Chanukah miracle took place. The candles will be lit in a magnificent menorah generously donated by George Rohr of the United States.
The bronze menorah is over 2 meters high and two meters wide, weighs one ton, and took about seven months to create.
The Chanukah candles will be lit with olive oil using special weather-proof utensils allowing the menorah to remain lit throughout the night. The menorah will be placed on a new and lit stage.
Chanukah candle-lighting will take place every evening of Chanukah at 4:00pm on Rabbi Getz Sinagogue, at 4:30pm on Beit Shtraus Roof and at 4:40pm on The Western Wall Plaza. On Saturday night at 7:00pm, and on Friday at 3:30pm.


Date Rabbi Getz Sinagogue Beit Shtraus Roof The Western Wall Plaza
First night, Sunday 24 Kislev (02/12)

The Rishon L'Zion and Sefardi Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rav Yitzchak Yosef, Shlita


Oded Plus, Director General of Religious Services Ministry Inspector General Ronny Alsheich
Second night, Monday 25 Kislev (03/12)

Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar, the Rishon Lezion and chief rabbi of Jerusalem


Rabbi Nachum Cohen. Tourism Minister Yariv Levin, and US Ambassador to Israel Mr. David Friedman.
Third night, Tuesday 26 Kislev (04/12)

Rabbi Yitzchak David Grossman Shlita Rabbi of Migdal Ha'Emek


Rabbi Moshe Dagan, Director General of Israel's Chief Rabbinate Minister Gila Gamliel, the Ministry for Social Equality
Fourth night, Wednesday 27 Kislev (05/12)

Rabbi Aharon Bina Shlita, Rosh Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh


Efraim Holtzberg

Rabbi David Azoulay, Minister of Religious Affairs
Fifth night, Thursday, 28 Kislev (06/12)

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, shlita Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites


Rabbi Nachman Kahana
Sixth night, Friday, 29 Kislev (07/12)

Rabbi Yehuda Deri Shlita, Rabbi of the City of Be'er Sheva


Rabbi Shimon zeivald

Seventh night, Saturday night 30 Kislev (08/12)

Rabbi Aryeh Stern Shlita, Rabbi of the city of Jerusalem


Rabbi Yehoshua rahamim Shlita Mr. Eli Gruner the director of the Prime Minister’s office
Eighth night, Sunday 1 Tevet (09/12) Chief Rabbi David Lau Shlita Rabbi Yisrael Gafner Mr. Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem

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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Event Calendar

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


Tuesday 12 Kislev 5779, 11.20.2018
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Torah weekly section
Times are according to Standard Time