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. PutWestern Wall into our Jerusalem holiday site and find out whats close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Whether you’re Christian, Moslem, Jewish or secular, it all emanates from here. This is evidenced by simply looking around and seeing people from all races and religions from all over the world...  more »
  • You need to go in there into the wall and present your prayer to the wall and see what is going around and all the culture that comes out of these walls. All the trust belief and ongoing love.  more »
  • Going to Jerusalem and not going to the Western Wall is a crime. Jewish, Christian, whatever, it is a magical place. I am forever drawn back. Do not worry about the crowds. It may take a few...  more »
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  • The Western Wall is considered holy due to its connection to the Temple Mount. Because of the Temple Mount entry restrictions, the Wall is the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray, though the holiest site in the Jewish faith lies behind it.
  • Absolutely breathtaking. You can't truly understand the significance of this place until you are there in person united with others in prayer to the God of Israel.
  • Regardless of your religion or upbringing, this place is a sight to behold. You’ll briefly pass through security and enter into a small promenade. You’ll see the wall. Although I didn’t know this, its a custom to not turn your back on the wall. Try to follow it. Getting to walk up to the wall in a city which is arguably responsible for the start of time is a truly humbling experience. Any message that you write and place in the wall is supposed to be read by God himself. If you are agonistic or atheist, you can appreciate the history and cultural significance of this wall. You will be humbled. If you are religious, you can appreciate the holy magnetism of this site. You will be humbled. Try to make some time to go and visit this amazing site.
  • It was a very emotional moment for me to come here and touch this wall. To behold centuries of history before me and it’s Spritual significance made me feel so small. One day when people from all over the world will be able to come here and enjoy everlasting peace.
  • safe and everything in order, it’s an interesting place to visit, even you are not a believer. It’s a unique site of the world. Convenient to visit, security check is everywhere, soldiers are around. Nothing to worry about. It’s also easy to find a toilet and changing room.
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