2,000 students from Afula came to the Western Wall

Every year, many municipalities bring their bar/bat mitzvah-aged students to Jerusalem this way. This week, for the first time since the pandemic outbreak, more than 2,000 students from Afula came for an exciting visit to the Western Wall and Tunnels, initiated by the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, Yad Ben Zvi and the Afula municipality as part of the Foundation’s program to bring bar/bat mitzvah-aged youth for an experiential visit to Jerusalem and the Western Wall.

We are beyond thrilled to see the Plaza full again with groups coming to touch, experience, and learn about the Jewish nation’s chain of generations. Our excitement is nothing compared with the excitement and gratitude of the children and accompanying parents and educational staff.

This was a challenging year in which we yearned for routine, trips, and meetings. The most beautiful, exciting, and uplifting way to return to routine is to return to Jerusalem and to the Western Wall!

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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