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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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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.

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Jun 22, 2017

יום כיפור קטן

"Little" Yom Kippur

Mincha prayer and "Little" Yom Kippur at the Western Wall

Jun 19, 2017

nitzoley shoah Ashdod

Bar & Bat Mitzvah for Holocaust survivors from Ashdod at the Western Wall

 
A moving Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremony for Holocaust survivors from Ashdod was held today at the Western Wall. The Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebration for Holocaust survivors is an initiative of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation and takes place thanks to the cooperation of Minister Gila Gamliel and the Ministry for Social Equality, as well as various municipalities around Israel. This program brings together groups of senior citizens who survived the horrors of the Holocaust at the time of their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Years later, they now have the opportunity to celebrate at the Western Wall surrounded by family, just as every child of that age.
At the emotional ceremony, the men wrapped Tefillin (phylacteries) around their arms and the women participated in a beautiful, festive prayer ceremony. After sharing stories of their difficult experiences in the years of the Holocaust, they went down to the Western Wall Prayer Plaza accompanied by family, IDF soldiers, and volunteers who take part in this unique event.
 
The Western Wall Heritage Foundation is honored and proud to host this special program.

Jun 15, 2017

בר ובת מצווה לניצולי שואה מירושלים בכותל המערבי

Bar & Bat Mitzvah for Holocaust survivors from Jerusalem at the Western Wall

A moving Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremony for Holocaust survivors from Jerusalem was held today at the Western Wall. The Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebration for Holocaust survivors is an initiative of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation and takes place thanks to the cooperation of Minister Gila Gamliel and the Ministry for Social Equality, as well as various municipalities around Israel. This program brings together groups of senior citizens who survived the horrors of the Holocaust at the time of their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Years later, they now have the opportunity to celebrate at the Western Wall surrounded by family, just as every child of that age.
At the emotional ceremony, the men wrapped Tefillin (phylacteries) around their arms and the women participated in a beautiful, festive prayer ceremony. After sharing stories of their difficult experiences in the years of the Holocaust, they went down to the Western Wall Prayer Plaza accompanied by family, IDF soldiers, and volunteers who take part in this unique event.
 
The Western Wall Heritage Foundation is honored and proud to host this special program.

Jun 14, 2017

hashbaa

Anti Aircraft Recruits Swearing-in Ceremony

A moving swearing-in ceremony for recruits from the Anti Aircraft Unit took place tonight at the Western Wall.