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A Look into the Past
Virtual Reality Experience at The Western Wall
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Important notice

Due to construction work at Beit Strauss, the Mivke will be closed.
Please follow visitor information for a notice on reopening.
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Notices from the Kotel

Weather

Jerusalem, Israel

Organized Tours

Organized Tours

Planning a visit to the Western Wall?

Now you can order an organized tour in the Western Wall and the Jewish quarter sites. Contact us for additional information

Opening Hours

The Western Wall Prayer Plaza is open every day of the year, twenty four hours a day

Today

Monday 2 Tamuz 5777, 6.26.2017
Dawn
4:35
Mid day:
11:42
Sunset
18:54
Torah weekly section
Chukas
Times are according to Standard Time

Interesting Facts

The Kotel store will be open soon

Western Wall Sites

The Western Wall Plaza is home to some of the most interesting historical tourist sites in the world, which offer a unique perspective on the genealogy of the Jewish people and the history of Jerusalem. We invite you to visit the sites and enjoy an empowering and unforgettable experience.

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.