The yahrzeit of Rabbi Yitzchak (Isaac) HaLevi Herzog

The 19th of Tammuz is the yahrzeit of Rabbi Yitzchak (Isaac) HaLevi Herzog, the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of the Land of Israel from 1936, and of the State of Israel until his death in 1959.
קבר הרב יצחק אייזיק הלוי הרצוג

Did you know?
On the Friday evening prior to the UN vote on the Balfour Declaration, Rabbi Eliyahu-Moshe Ganchovsky accompanied Rabbi Herzog on his walk to the remnant of our Temple, the Western Wall. It was the last visit to the Western Wall before the War of Independence.
In his memoirs, Rabbi Ganchovsky wrote about the holy atmosphere and the excitement that enveloped Rabbi Herzog: “He was burning with the wonderful emotion of the day that was approaching.”
In the photo: Rabbi Herzog on the pilgrimage on Sukkot, Jerusalem, 1945

Today May 16, 2022

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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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