"Western Wall" Wailing Wall - Western Wall Tip by freya_heaven

Wailing Wall - Western Wall, Jerusalem: 61 reviews and 136 photos

  Hassidic Jews, Western Wall
by freya_heaven

The Western Wall, known in Hebrew as Kotel hama'aravi is a wonderfuly atmospheric place to visit, especially on a Friday night, when it is humming with activity. One Shabbat, I was there a group of youths came down singing & dancing, which was great.

Its open to all, Jewish or not, understandably, there are check points on the all the entrances . Men & women are segregated for prayer. The larger (and more shaded!!) area on the northern end is for men & the smaller area for women.
If you look closely at the photo you can see peices of paper in the cracks in the temple wall, these are written prayers.

There is seating opposite the Western wall, where one can sit & the people watching is fascinating.

Directions: In the Old City Jerusalem
Phone: +972 2-627-1333
Website: http://thekotel.org/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 9, 2004
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