Reaching Our Essence
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 President of Slovakia, Mr. Andrej Kiska, visited the Western Wall and visited the "A Look into the Past" tour by the Western Wall Plaza.
A siddur party for students of Talmud Torah "Darchei Yosher" from Modi'in Illit. The children heard greetings from the Rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz.
High school students from Ramat Gan arrived at the Western Wall accompanied by their parents after returning from their trip in Poland.
Before the holiday of Passover, the stability of the Western Wall Stones were checked by engineers. During the examination, objects and debris that were brought by animals to the Western Wall were removed.
This examination is conducted twice a year in order to protect the saftey of the Wester Wall visitors.
The Western Wall Plaza hosts approximately 60,000 people. It symbolizes the Jewish link to Jerusalem and serves as the synagogue closest to the remains of both Holy Temples.
The Western Wall's visible stones tell of its history from the time of the Holy Temples' ruin. The original Herodian stones are distinct from the others in size and in their unique borders.
The building style of "grading" used when layering the Western Wall's stones,teaches us that the Temple Mount's walls were not perpendicular but marginally sloping.
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Follow the paths of those who fought to keep an open passage to Jerusalem during the 1948 war & hear riveting stories of Jerusalemites' bravery during the siege.
Join a tour honoring the guardians of Jerusalem from 1948 to 1967. Hear stories of rare bravery during the battle for Jerusalem and the Jewish Quarter. Come get inspired.
The Western Wall Prayer Plaza is open every day of the year, twenty-four hours a day
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.
We invite you to tour with us in ancient and modern Jerusalem, and get acquainted with a magical city that doesn’t stop to surprise and renew. Experience thousands of years of history coming to life in exciting tours above and below the ground.
Did you know there's more than one Wall near the Temple Mount? The Southern Wall boasts fascinating finds from Jerusalem's days of glory.
For more than 10 years the Western Wall Heritage Foundation has been bringing quality educational programming to schools and organizations abroad via video conferencing. Timed to coincide with holidays of the Jewish calendar, our video conferences employ lesson plans that are designed to not only teach about Jerusalem and the Western Wall's history in a fun and interesting way, but also strengthen the connection between the participants and these quintessential Jewish locations.
Celebrating a Bar/Bat Mitzvah? Love some mystery and suspense? Experience a family tour behind the scenes of the Western Wall. Visit exciting, newly uncovered excavations that hold secrets from Jerusalem's past.
Jerusalem has a magical ability to attract scholars and intellectuals, even during its challenging times. This tour follows historical personalities who put their mark on the city.
"Mountain air clear as wine, and the smell of pine.." Join us for a unique tour emphasizing the harmony between songs & melodies of Jerusalem and the city's famed beauty.
Follow Jerusalem on its journey from city of kings to modern capital. Three millenia of history spreads in front of us on a tour of old and new Jerusalem.
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.