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The Western Wall


Reaching Our Essence


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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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Important Notice

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.

Nov 14, 2019

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From Poland to the Kotel

With a wellspring of emotion, the girls from the Ulpena in Modiin came straight to the Kotel from their journey to Poland.

Nov 11, 2019

עדכון פירוק המנוף ברחבת הכותל המערבי

Update- Dismantling the Crane at the Western Wall Plaza

Update- Dismantling the Crane at the Western Wall Plaza Now that the frame for the Western Wall Heritage Center has been completed,

the crane situated in the plaza will be dismantled today between 3 pm and 3 am. For safety reasons, the upper plaza will be closed, and therefore, the entrances to the Western Wall plaza will be closed for short intermittent periods of time. The adjacent parking lot will be closed as well. The Western Wall Heritage Foundation ushers will be available to assist visitors and will do all they can to minimize any disturbance to worshipers and visitors.

 

Oct 28, 2019

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Mr. Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to United States President visits the Western Wall


Mr. Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to United States President Donald Trump, came with Mr. Avrahm Berkowitz Deputy Assistant to the President and US Ambassador to Israel Mr. David Friedman to pray at the Western Wall during his visit to Israel.
They were greeted by the rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, and by the director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, Mr. Mordechai (Suli) Eliav.


 Ivanka Trump shared her husband's visit to the Western Wall

 

Oct 27, 2019

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Construction Work at the Western Wall Plaza- Update

Following the completion of the Western Wall Heritage Center frame, the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, in cooperation with the Israel Antiquities Authority, has begun work on connecting the Roman Cardo road exposed over a decade ago at the Western Wall Heritage Center with the findings uncovered under Strauss House in the Western Wall Tunnels.

 

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation is continuing to develop the Western Wall Plaza for the benefit of the visitors coming to the Western Wall.

 

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation ushers are there to serve the public and do all they can to minimize any disturbance to worshippers and visitors.