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  • Information – Extended hours during Jerusalem Week with advance reservations

Information – Extended hours during Jerusalem Week with advance reservations

The Journey to Jerusalem – a personal journey in time

Come learn about the history of your community and family through an interactive experience that takes you on a journey from our exile after the destruction of the Second Temple until our return to Jerusalem.

This incredible experience is the result of seven years of research on the wanderings of the Jewish nation around the world.  The animations and films depict the challenges and triumphs, the dilemmas and accomplishments that accompanied us throughout the exile, with Jerusalem remaining our focus of yearning and hope.

You will be left proud and amazed by the preservation of the Jewish chain of generations throughout the past 2,000 years.

Duration: About an hour

Entrance fee: Adults – 25 nis; Children – 15 nis

Opening hours during Jerusalem Week (May 6 – 13, other than Friday and Sat night): 9 am – 11 pm

Advance reservations required

Ticket reservations: https://thekotel.org/en/tourtype/kotel-tours/ | 5958*

Entrance: Western Wall Tunnels lobby (adjacent to the Western Wall Plaza)

The Western Wall Tunnels – Classic Tour

This must-see tourist site is the most popular tourist destination in Israel, for good reason! Even if you’ve been here before, don’t miss the new and innovative virtual models, the newest excavations and the discoveries that allow you to touch the past, all with renovated pathways and unique lighting.

The new lobby to the Tunnels in the Generations Building was Straus House – the largest soup kitchen built at the beginning of the 20th century for Jewish residents of Jerusalem.

Duration: About 1 to 1 ¼ hours (depending on the age of the participants)

 

Entrance fee (individuals): Adults – 38 nis; Children – 25 nis

Entrance fee (group): Adults – 30 nis; Children – 25 nis + guide – 295 nis/group

Opening hours during Jerusalem Week (May 6 – 13, other than Friday and Sat night): 9 am – 11 pm

Advance reservations required

Ticket reservations: https://thekotel.org/en/tourtype/kotel-tours/ | 5958*

Entrance: Western Wall Tunnels lobby (adjacent to the Western Wall Plaza)

A Look into the Past – A virtual-reality tour of the Temple and the Temple Mount

A Look into the Past allows you to “see” what no longer exists, to “visit” the Temple and see the priests work and hear the Levites sing. Based on historical sources, archaeological findings, and traditions passed down from generation to generation, we have created a virtual-reality experience unlike any other.  Your goggles and swivel chairs will allow you to enjoy your 360 experience as you get a glimpse into the magnificence of the most important structure of days past – the Second Temple built by King Herod.

Duration: About 15 minutes

Entrance fee: Adults – 30 nis; Children – 15 nis

Opening hours during Jerusalem Week (May 6 – 13, other than Friday and Sat night): 9 am – 11 pm

Advance reservations required

Ticket reservations: https://thekotel.org/en/tourtype/kotel-tours/ | 5958*

Entrance: Western Wall Tunnels lobby (adjacent to the Western Wall Plaza)

New!! The Chain of Generations Center

The new, upgraded, and exciting Chain of Generations Center takes you on journey along the history of the Jewish people – your history – showing you how you are a link in a long and illustrious chain that began with Abraham and leads right to you.

In underground spaces near the Western Wall, using state-of-the-art technology, glass art, music and light, you will experience your guide’s personal journey of discovery on finding his place in the chain.  Discover for yourself how our nation’s faith, values, hope, and traditions have kept us alive – and what they mean for you.

Duration: About 40 minutes

Entrance fee: Adults – 30 nis; Children – 15 nis

Opening hours during Jerusalem Week (May 6 – 13, other than Friday and Sat night): 10 am – 11 pm

Advance reservations required

Ticket reservations: https://thekotel.org/en/tourtype/kotel-tours/ | 5958*

Entrance: Western Wall Tunnels lobby (adjacent to the Western Wall Plaza)

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Information – Extended hours during Jerusalem Week with advance reservations

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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.
Information – Extended hours during Jerusalem Week with advance reservations

Parasha of the Week

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.

Event Calendar

13 Tishri 5782
September 19, 2021
Bs”d Sukkot 5782 Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites
6 Tishri 5782
September 12, 2021
Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites This Shabbat, we
19 Elul 5781
August 27, 2021

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