Info: Western Wall

The Wailing Wall is the holiest site in Judaism, the remains of the Temple of Jerusalem. Its name in Hebrew simply means “Western Wall”.

According to the story, when the legions of Emperor Vespasian destroyed the temple, only part of the outer wall remained standing. The then General Tito left this wall so that the Jews had the bitter memory that Rome had conquered Judea (hence the name Wailing Wall). The Jews, however, attributed it to a promise made by God, whereby God said that at least a part of the sacred temple would always remain to symbolize his everlasting covenant with the Jewish people.

Jews have prayed on this wall for the past 2,000 years, believing that this is the most sacred place on earth, since they cannot access the inside of the Temple Mount, which is the holiest of all. In any case, the Hebrew prayers in front of the wall are not limited to the cries. The book of Psalms is read and Bar Mitzvah ceremonies are performed.

The tradition of introducing a small paper with a prayer between the cracks of the wall has lasted for several centuries. Among the prayers of Jews praying for God to return to the land of Israel.

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