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“Historical site”
Review of Western Wall

Western Wall
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Jerusalem Daily Half Day Tour from Herzliya
Ranked #3 of 315 things to do in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The remains of the Second Temple of Jerusalem and a place of prayer sacred to the Jewish people.
Reviewed 13 May 2014

The walling wall is one of the historical site in the old city yerusalem compound. Located just next to Al aqso mosque and when we out from the al aqso compound we will walk through the security check to enter this site. The areal is so huge and there were many people around. they have separated for women and men praying area. it was nice to see by myself how the jewish people pray here and know how this place so important for them. there is good facilities of toilets for the workshippers and easy for disable persons.
if you visit at noon don forget to bring your sun glasses and wear sunblock specially in summer time.

Thank masrura
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Great spiritual experience. Great place to connect with your inner self emotionally and spiritually.
Security at the entrance makes you feel safe

Thank David K
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

We visited twice. Once at night and once in the early morning. It is a moving experience to be able to put your hands on the wall and pray. We found the night experience to be the more special of the two. You can visit 24 hours a day. For Jews and Christians this is a must stop. There is power here you won't understand, but will appreciate for the rest of your life.

Thank jimpat01
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

If you go to Israel and only go to 1 place The Kotel (Western Wall) should be it.
This is the most sacred place on earth for the Jewish people and the energy you feel is amazing!
Highly recommended!!!

Thank asilberman
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Visiting the Kotel (Western Wall) was transcendent (that which lies beyond what our faculty of knowledge can legitimately know). My son died 18 months ago, and I was seeking closure through praying here.

I went first during the day with a tour group. The plaza was very crowded, but young and old alike were very reverent. There is something about the history which has taken place on this very spot that makes even non believers behave with respect. I returned on Shabbat (Friday) night at 10pm. The wall was softly lit, so quiet, only a handful of people in both men and women's sections. "G-d is in this place" is all I can say about it.

Friends from the US had given me prayers to put in the Wall. I was able to do this at night, but it took some time. Every crevice was jammed full. Later, I found out notes (over a million a year) are removed twice a year, before Passover and before Rosh Hashanah. This is the protocol:

No one reads the papers because they're notes between man and his Creator.

Workers collect the notes, bundle them in bags and bury them in the cemetery on the Mount of Olives.

In Jewish religious practice, it's forbidden to destroy anything on which the name of God is written. These prayer slips are treated with the same respect as worn or damaged Torah scrolls and prayer books.

My notes were removed and buried three days after my visit to the wall. I was gratified to learn the prayers others had entrusted to me were safely buried in yet another Holy site.

If possible, visit at night. If possible, on Shabbat. The presence of a higher power is palpable.

Thank lulu31belle
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