"The Western Wall" Israel Things to Do Tip by freya_heaven

Israel Things to Do: 781 reviews and 1,392 photos

  Hassidic Jews
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 entrance's. 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



Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Jan 8, 2005
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


freya_heaven Used To Live Here!

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 2 2 9
Forum Rank:
0 2 0 7 4

Have you been to Israel?

  Share Your Travels