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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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Apr 30, 2017


Memorial Day for Israel's Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Hostilities at the Western Wall

The Memorial Day for Israel's Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Hostilities at the Western Wall will take place on the eve of Memorial Day on 30.04.17 at 20:00.

The Memorial Day ceremony will be broadcast on the Western Wall cameras.

The ceremony last year was attended by representatives of the bereaved families, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, President Reuven Rivlin, Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat, Police Commissioner Roni Alshich, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, Director General of the Ministry of Defense, Udi Adam, the Jerusalem District Commander, Major General Chico Edri, Coordinator of Activities in the Territories, and other persons.

Addressing the memorial ceremony last year, President Rivlin said: "Today is a national day of mourning for each and every one of us.
There are differences between us and they are penetrating and touching the root of our existence here, but the IDF is the army of us all.
Our trust in the IDF and its commanders is our trust in our strength, in standing up to our victims. "

Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot noted that unity is the basis of the Israel Defense Forces, and that it shapes its image as the army of the people, with the soldiers and commanders working for a common goal, leaving the separator behind and ready to give their lives for the people and the country.
"Public trust in the IDF is vital to realizing our goal and protecting the state," Eisenkot said.

Apr 24, 2017

ביקור קנצלר אוסטריה בכותל המערבי

Austrian Chancellor visited the Western Wall

Austrian Chancellor, Mr. Christian Kern, visited the Western Wall Plaza and the Western Wall Tunnels during his visit to Israel and was received by the rabbi of the Western Wall and the holy sites, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz.

During the visit, the Rabbi presented the history of the site and the deep connection of the Jewish people to it throughout the generations, and the importance of visiting the wall.

The minister placedd a note between the Western Wall's ancient stones and said a prayer. At the end of the visit he wrote: "I wish all visitors here will find peace knowing that we are all sons of the Lord of the World."

Apr 23, 2017

ביקור ניצולי שואה בכותל המערבי

Holocaust Survivors visited the Western Wall

On the occasion of Holocaust' Remembrance Day tomorrow, a group of Holocaust survivors from Jerusalem visited the Western Wall and toured the Center of the Chain of Generations.

Apr 20, 2017


Swearing-in Ceremony of the Bach- Kfir Unit

A moving swearing-in ceremony for Bach- Kfir recruits took place tonight at the Western Wall.