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Despite the security situation: About half a million visitors came to the Western Wall during Passover

About 500,000 people visited the Western Wall during the seven days of Passover, commemorating the traditional pilgrimage to the Temple, despite the security tension, the short Chol HaMoed (intermediate days), and the wintry weather.

The peak of visitors was at the traditional Birkat Kohanim (Priestly Blessing) event, during which many thousands came throughout the morning to be blessed with the special, ancient blessing, including Amorim, Rabbis, public figures, many tourists from abroad, and crowds of families from Israel and around the world who chose to celebrate Passover in the holy city of Jerusalem.

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation: “In summarizing the Passover holiday, we deeply appreciate the Israeli Police and security forces who worked tirelessly to protect the citizens of Israel and visitors to the Western Wall. Despite the challenging times, thousands of people from Israel and around the world chose to visit the Western Wall and the Western Wall Tunnels sites, which were filled throughout the holiday.”