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Preparing for snow
The Western Wall Plaza and the Western Wall sites (the Tunnels, the Chain of Generations, the Journey to Jerusalem, A Look to the Past, Behind the Scenes) are all open as usual.
Also - our bar mitzvah guides look forward to greeting bar mitzvah families coming to the Western Wall this Thursday.

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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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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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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!

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Transportation to the Western Wall for Bar Mitzvah families
The 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.

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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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Jan 16, 2019

שלג החל לרדת הערב ברחבת הכותל המערבי

Snow began to fall this evening in the Western Wall plaza

 

Jan 16, 2019

יום בהסיטוריה

Today in History

Today in History - 10th of Shvat 5729 (January 1, 1969)
Rabbi Getz wrote in his journal: "During the day, there were snow storms on and off, but the snow did not stop many people from coming to the Kotel, among them tourists and children and youth who took advantage of closures in school to enjoy the experience of seeing the Kotel in snow."

Jan 15, 2019

הרמטכ"ל הנכנס והרמטכ"ל היוצא בתפילה בכותל המערבי

The new Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, and the outgoing Chief of General Staff in their visit to the Western Wall

The new Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, Major General Aviv Kochavi, and the outgoing Chief of General Staff, Major General Gadi Eizenkot, came to pray at the Western Wall. Hundreds of worshippers from Israel and abroad excitedly greeted them. The chiefs of staff recited chapters of Psalms, the prayer for the welfare of IDF soldiers, and the prayer for the welfare of the State of Israel. Then they placed a note between the stones of the Wall.