James Caan visited the Western Wall

American actor, James Caan, visited the Western Wall Plaza this morning and was hosted by the Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, and by the director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, Mordechai (Suli) Eliav.

This is Caans first visit to Israel. He was accompanied by his son and was very moved by praying in front of the stones of the Wall where he mentioned the names of family members who were murdered in the Holocaust.

Caan told the Rabbi of his connection to Jewish heritage and of his close friendship with Rabbi Cunin, the Chabad rabbi in Los Angeles.

The visit here is the peak of my journey to Israel, said Caan. I knew in advance that visiting the remnant of the Temple would be the best part of my visit, but I did not realize to what extent.

After the prayer in front of the Western Wall stones, Caan toured in the Western Wall Tunnels and was shown new revelations discovered recently at the site of the Temple.

James Caan visited the Western Wall, Western Wall Heritage Foundation


James Caan visited the Western Wall, Western Wall Heritage Foundation


James Caan visited the Western Wall, Western Wall Heritage Foundation

Today June 13, 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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