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In accordance with Ministry of Health regulations -
Visitors who have been to China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Italy
in the past 14 days are requested to cancel their tours and receive a full refund at the ticket office or the reservations office - *5958.
We would be happy to reschedule a tour of one of the Western Wall Tunnels sites in the near future!
Praying for health of all in Israel and around the world.
* For more information please check the Israel Ministry of Health website.
https://govextra.gov.il/ministry-of-health/corona/corona-virus/

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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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Important notice

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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The Western Wall Heritage Foundation brings you all the latest information about events that takes place in our capital city and especially in the Western Wall sites.
Our mission is to preserve the heritage of Western Wall with activities, events and information for the public. You can book a tour of the Western Wall sites in Jerusalem and see It's hidden and wonderful parts that reflect the history of the Jewish people.

Feb 23, 2020

A 91-year-old Holocaust Survivor Visits the Western Wall

A 91-year-old Holocaust Survivor Visits the Western Wall

Max, a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor, hadn't been to the Kotel in 8 years. This morning (Feb 23rd), he came with his wife Esther under the auspices of a project of the Israel Police for the community in conjunction with the Western Wall Heritage Foundation. They took part in a moving prayer service, a tour of the Tunnels, a meeting with the Rabbi of the Western Wall, and a visit to the virtual reality experience A Look into the Past.

Feb 20, 2020

The Mayor of Bialystok, Poland visited the Western Wall along with the Mayor of Yehud, Mrs. Ye'ela Macklis.

The Mayor of Bialystok, Poland visited the Western Wall along with the Mayor of Yehud, Mrs. Ye'ela Macklis.

The Mayor of Bialystok, Poland visited the Western Wall along with the Mayor of Yehud, Mrs. Ye'ela Macklis.
The Mayor of Bialystok noted that he came to see the Jewish nation's ancient history, and committed to remember and mention the Jewish nation's glorious history in Bialystok.

Feb 17, 2020

Visit of the Israel Fire and Rescue Authority at the Western Wall

Visit of the Israel Fire and Rescue Authority at the Western Wall

The Israel Fire and Rescue Authority came to the Western Wall this morning with regional commanders, branch directors, and Commissioner Dedi Simchi to pray and tour the Western Wall Tunnels. They were greeted by the Rabbi of the Western Wall whom they thanked for the tradition which began three years ago of lighting the Chanukah menorah at the Western Wall Plaza with the Fire and Rescue Authority.

Feb 16, 2020

In a special prayer service held at the Western Wall

In a special prayer service held at the Western Wall

In a special prayer service held at the Western Wall, many prayed for the entire world, and China in particular, to overcome the spread of the Corona virus, and for a speedy recovery to all those who are ill.
The Rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, said: The Western Wall is a prayer site for Jews and non-Jews. We pray that China will overcome the Corona virus and that it will not spread in China or elsewhere around the world.