General Information

Mar 16, 2020

Following Directives from the Health Ministry, the Rabbi of the Western Wall instructs: Do not kiss the Western Wall stones

Ongoing activities are continuing in the Western Wall Plaza while carefully keeping to the regulations determined by the Health Ministry.
Hundreds of worshipers came to the Western Wall this morning for Vatikin early-morning prayer services, making sure to maintain the proper distance between groups.
Also now, dozens of bar mitzvah events are taking place with the families having greatly limited the number of participants per event.
In consultation between Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz and the Health Ministry it was decided to ask the public not to kiss the stones of the Western Wall in order to abide by required hygiene practices.
Enclosed photos:
1.Shacharit morning services at the Western Wall
2.Separation between prayer areas in accordance with Health Ministry regulations