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Kotel or Western Wall

 

The Kotel HaMa'aravi otherwise known as the Western Wall


The Kotel HaMa'aravi or the Western Wall, is Judaism's second most holy site.  Jews from all over the world come all year round to visit and pray to God at the Kotel.  Upon close inspection, one will see hundreds of small pieces of paper bearing individuals'  personal prayers to God, that they had stuffed into the cracks of the wall. 

The Kotel, or the Western Wall, was built by King Herod as part of his impressive building program to expand and glorify the Holy Temple in the first century BCE.   The Temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE, and only the Western wall of the Temple Mount, remained standing.

Due to the religious nature and sensitivity of this site, there is a seperate prayer area for men on the left of the pavillion, and a seperate prayer area for women on the right side.  All visitors are requested to dress modestly when visiting the Kotel.

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