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The Western Wall

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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.

Sep 17, 2019

עם ישראל בחר ביום החופש לעלות לרגל לירושלים לכותל המערבי. כ20,000 איש השתתפו במהלך הלילה בסליחות ועוד אלפי אנשים הגיעו במהלך היום ועוד צפויים להגיע הלילה.

The Jewish nation chose to spend their Election Day vacation at the Western Wall.


Sep 16, 2019

שני ראשי המפלגות הגדולות , ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו ויו"ר כחול לבן בני גנץ, הגיעו לשאת תפילה בכותל המערבי

The heads of the two largest parties, Prime Minister Netanyahu and Kachol-Lavan leader Beni Gantz, came to pray at the Western Wall.


Sep 15, 2019

מרן הגר"ח קנייבסקי שליט"א בתפילה בכותל המערבי לקראת ראש השנה

Rabbi Kanievsky praying at the Kotel ahead of Rosh Hashana.


Sep 12, 2019

הלילה אלפים בסליחות בכותל המערבי במעמד המרכזי הראשון

Thousands at the Kotel at the first central slichot (penitentiary prayers) service