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JERUSALEM: The Western Wall, during the Roman period Jews were not allowed to come to Jerusalem. During the Byzantine period , however, they were allowed to come once a year, on the anniversary of the destruction of the Temple, to lament the dispersion of their people and weep over the ruins of the Holy Temple. Therefore this portion of the Wall became known as The Wailing Wall.
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