Menorahs

Chanukah menorah symbolizes a major historical event for the Jewish nation: the dedication of the Temple by the Maccabees after they beat the armies of Antiochus Epiphanes in the year 165 BCE. The main mitzvah (commandment) of the Chanukah holiday is lighting candles every evening of the eight days of Chanukah. Our connection to the Temple is the essence of the menorah; however, as time passed, menorahs were created using different materials (stone, copper, silver, brass, etc.). Most of them have a back whose design reflects the influence and style of the time and the environment in which it was created. Many menorahs have themes symbolizing the Temple and its ritual objects, holy sites, and historic events which express the heroism of the Jews and the purification of the Temple.

End of the 19th century, Jerusalem

Today June 14, 2021

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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.
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Notice for Women's Section in Tunnels

The women's section in the Western Wall Tunnels closes on Fridays at 13:00 and opens again about 15 minutes before Shabbat begins.

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