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The Western Wall Prayer Plaza is open every day of the year, twenty-four hours a day

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.
But did you know that…
Many important events took place on Mount Moriah, know later as Temple Mount.

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Sep 28, 2017

slichot

Slichot (Penitential Prayers) at the Western Wall

Slichot (Penitential Prayers) at the Western Wall will take place, iy”H, on the days preceding Rosh Hashana And during Aseret Yemei Tshuva (between RH and Yom Kippur) At 12:30am

Thursday, 19 Elul, 5776 (September 22, 2016)
Thursday, 26 Elul, 5776 (September 29, 2016)
Wednesday, 3 Tishrei, 5777 (October 5, 2016)
Thursday, 4 Tishrei, 5777 (October 6, 2016)
Sunday, 7 Tishrei, 5777 (October 9, 2016)
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The central Slichot service will take place, iy”H On Monday, 8 Tishrei, 5777 (October 10, 2016) At 12:15am In the presence of Israel’s Chief Rabbis
Maran HaRishon LeZion HaGaon Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, shlita
Maran HaGaon Rabbi David Lau, shlita
and HaRav HaGaon Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, shlita
Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites

Jul 25, 2017

תפילת בני העדה האתיופית בכותל המערבי

Prayers of the Ethiopian community at the Western Wall

 

Jul 24, 2017

Georgia

Prime Minister of Georgia Visits the Western Wall

The Prime Minister of Georgia, Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, came to pray at the Western Wall Plaza along with the Foreign Minister of Georgia.

Prime Minister Kvirikashvili noted that he came to the Wall during a sensitive time.  He prayed for peace and security for residents of Israel and for serenity to return to the Holy Basin.

In his words to the Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites, the Prime Minister said that the friendship between the Georgian nation and the Jewish nation has been around for centuries. He said that David, King of Israel, and his psalms are important symbols in Georgia.  The Prime Minister said he was moved to be reciting prayer in the City of David and added that he had his picture and book in his home.

The Prime Minister and Foreign Minister placed notes between the stones of the Wall.

In the Western Wall guest book, the Prime Minister wrote: “I pray to God for peace and stability for the residents of Israel, Georgia, and the entire world.”

Jul 12, 2017

Naftali Benet

Education Ministry Leadership Visits the Western Wall

Education Minister Naftali Bennet and the leadership of the Ministry of Education came for a visit to the Western Wall and the Western Wall Tunnels in honor of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem.