3rd of Tamuz- the yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe


The 3rd of Tamuz is the date we mark the yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
It is said that before the Six Day War, the Rebbe initiated an operation of having every male Jew put on tefillin (phylacteries).
Later, when asked why he chose this specific commandment, the Rebbe gave two answers:
According to the Talmud, from the moment a Jew puts tefillin on his head – even if it’s only once in his lifetime – he is uplifted to a higher level in his Judaism.
“When a Jew in Miami sees photographs of Jews at the Western Wall putting on tefillin, he feels an urge to put on tefillin himself,” explained the Rebbe, as the second reason for choosing this commandment.

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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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