Preparations for Slichot (Penitential Prayers) at the Western Wall Plaza in the shadow of corona

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation is preparing for Slichot (Penitential Prayers) at the Western Wall in the shadow of the corona pandemic. 
Preparations for Slichot (Penitential Prayers) at the Western Wall Plaza in the shadow of corona

Planning meetings have taken place with the Health Ministry and Israel Police in order to prepare for the arrival of visitors wishing to come to the Western Wall during the upcoming days of compassion and repentance.

The meeting was in the presence of Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, rabbi of the Western Wall and holy sites; Mordechai (Suli) Eliav, director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation along with his staff; Brigadier General Roni Numa, Dr. Chani Schroder, and Dr. Zion Schlossberg.

Representatives of the Health Ministry were very impressed with operations at the Western Wall Plaza which show how corona routine can be maintained in open areas for the general public.

The summary of the meeting was that the first two weeks of the month of Elul will act as a test case for managing Slichot services at the Western Wall prior to the upcoming peak-crowd days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation wishes to thank the Health Ministry and the Israel Police for their cooperation for the benefit of visitors to the Western Wall Plaza, and requests that the public continue to abide by the regulations and the instructions of the ushers.

In addition – Beginning tomorrow, the sites of the Western Wall Tunnels will be reopened to the public in accordance with the Tav Hasagol restrictions.

 

Preparations for Slichot (Penitential Prayers) at the Western Wall Plaza in the shadow of coronaFrom left to right: Dr. Chani Schroder, Dr. Zion Schlossberg, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, rabbi of the Western Wall and holy sites, Brigadier General Roni Numa and Mordechai (Suli) Eliav, director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation

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Preparations for Slichot (Penitential Prayers) at the Western Wall Plaza in the shadow of corona

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Interesting Facts

The Western Wall Plaza hosts approximately 60,000 people. It symbolizes the Jewish link to Jerusalem and serves as the synagogue closest to the remains of both Holy Temples.
The Western Wall's visible stones tell of its history from the time of the Holy Temples' ruin. The original Herodian stones are distinct from the others in size and in their unique borders.
The building style of "grading" used when layering the Western Wall's stones, teaches us that the Temple Mount's walls were not perpendicular but marginally sloping.
Preparations for Slichot (Penitential Prayers) at the Western Wall Plaza in the shadow of corona

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