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 »
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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.
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