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, The acient city, Jerusalem
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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.
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.
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.