Reaching Our Essence
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.
Austrian Chancellor, Mr. Christian Kern, visited the Western Wall Plaza and the Western Wall Tunnels during his visit to Israel and was received by the rabbi of the Western Wall and the holy sites, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz.
During the visit, the Rabbi presented the history of the site and the deep connection of the Jewish people to it throughout the generations, and the importance of visiting the wall.
The President of Slovakia, Mr. Andrej Kiska, visited the Western Wall and visited the "A Look into the Past" tour by the Western Wall Plaza.
A siddur party for students of Talmud Torah "Darchei Yosher" from Modi'in Illit. The children heard greetings from the Rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz.
High school students from Ramat Gan arrived at the Western Wall accompanied by their parents after returning from their trip in Poland.
Before the holiday of Passover, the stability of the Western Wall Stones were checked by engineers. During the examination, objects and debris that were brought by animals to the Western Wall were removed.
This examination is conducted twice a year in order to protect the saftey of the Wester Wall visitors.
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.
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.
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