Western Wall, Jerusalem

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Touch a piece of ancient Jewish history among scores of devoted worshippers at Western Wall, built by King Herod in 19 BCE. The structure serves as an important landmark to modern Jews, who consider it a holy prayer site. Many visitors slip handwritten notes into the cracks in the wall, believing that prayers requested in this manner receive special consideration. Wear modest clothing here, covering your shoulders and knees out of respect for the site and the worshippers who come to pray there. Put Western Wall into our Jerusalem holiday site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Why would the Jews they lament! It is the Western Wall. point. Do not miss. For those who do not share the faith that they go only to lay hands on the wall... they will see well.
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  • Visiting the Western Wall (aka The Wailing Wall) always fills me with awe. It's a bond between all Jews.  more »
  • I am not religious, but the power of prayer is amazing. The serenity of the masses that were celebrating Shabbat were inspiring. I had a rabbi approach and invite (politely, and in a pleasant manner) ...  more »
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  • Just a disclaimer: People visiting the western wall, should realize that even though every one is welcome to visit. This is not a park or place to socialize and make noise. Many people visit daily and others from thousands of miles away. Just to get a chance to pray and pour their hearts out in prayer. So please try to be respectful and keep it quiet. Also please respect others and dress modestly. At least as you would dress while visiting a kings palace or an important person. Thanks for understanding.
  • I did think there is a review that need to describe this place. Amazing to see the mix of culture around here, especially from the top. Fascinating place, take your time and enjoy the atmosphere and the people around.
  • Intense. Historic. A remarkable stamp on the history of the Jewish people. A must see for the soul. Another piece -yet again- that Jerusalem is the Capital of the State of Israel, and that the place , besides of belonging to the Jewish nation, it does share as well a holy compound for Christianity.
  • This is the holiest accessible site in the world for Jews. The scene is busy all the time with people praying. For the craziest atmosphere, come down on a Friday night and see thousands praying and jumping and yelling here. It's quite a scene.
  • Unique, at least once in the lifetime experience. 2 man/woman only parts. Free papers for wishes, just couldnt find any pen, so bring your own or ask someone. Free yarmulkes are available, so get one there instead of buying :)

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