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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

To watch the video click here

Oct 12, 2017

chagim

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

 

Oct 09, 2017

ביקור רבנים ואדמו"רים סוכות התשע"ח

Rabbis and Admorim visited the Western Wall,Sukot 5778

 

Oct 08, 2017

birkat_kohanim

Birkat Kohanim (Priestly Blessing) Chol HaMoed Succot 5778

Birkat Kohanim (Priestly Blessing) Chol HaMoed Succot 5778 will take place on Sunday, 18 Tishrei, 5778; 2nd day of Chol HaMoed
(October 8, 2017)

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

The Chief Rabbis of Israel Maran HaRishon LeZion HaGaon Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, shlita
Maran HaGaon Rabbi David Lau, shlita
HaRav HaGaon Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, shlita Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites

Will greet visitors At the Succah of the Western Wall in Jerusalem
after Birkat Kohanim Between 10:45 am – 12 pm

Oct 08, 2017

ביקור רבנים ואדמו"רים סוכות התשע"ח

Rabbis and Admorim visited the Western Wall,Sukot 5778

 

Oct 01, 2017

sukot

Over One Million People Participated in Slichot at the Western Wall Plaza

 

Preparations underway for hundreds of thousands of anticipated visitors during Succot

Hakafot Shniyot to take place at the Western Wall Plaza for the first time

Over one million people visited the Kotel during the days of mercy and Slichot, with the peak being during the moving Slichot service at the Kotel Plaza at midnight on the night before Yom Kippur when 100,000 people came from all over Israel and the world. The service was held in the presence of the Chief Rabbis of Israel, Rabbi Yosef and Rabbi Lau, and with the Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites, Rabbi Rabinowitz.
The event was established by the Rishon LeZion Rabbi Yosef, of blessed memory. It takes place annually, beginning with Slichot and culminating with a ceremony of nulling curses.
Rabbi Rabinowitz opened the event with moving words, noting that Rabbi Yosef, z”l, participated in the event every year since he established it and even now, his spirit is there and his merit protects its participants and the entire Jewish nation. The Slichot were recited by Moshe Chavusha with “kabbalat ol malchut shamayim” (accepting God’s kingship) recited by Rabbi Yosef. Psalms and prayers were said by Rabbi Lau.
Many other Slichot services were held every evening during Aseret Yemei Teshuva (between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur) as well as on the days leading up to Rosh Hashana. According to estimates, over a million people from different communities and streams participated in these various services.
Now preparations are underway at the Kotel Plaza to prepare for hundreds of thousands of anticipated visitors during the upcoming holiday of Succot (Feast of Tabernacles).

Sep 29, 2017

slihot

Central Slichot (Penitential Prayer) services on Yom Kippur evening at the Western Wall

 

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