George Bush visited the Western Wall

George Bush  The Grandson of the 41st President of the United States  visited the Western Wall


While thousands of worshippers and visitors marked the fast of Tisha BAv at the Western Wall, Mr. George Bush came to visit the remnant of our Temple.  Mr. Bush is the son of Jeb Bush, the 43rd governor of Florida, and the grandson of President George Bush.  His uncle, George W. Bush, was the 43rd president of the United States.


Mr. Bush prayed near the stones of the Western Wall along with the Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz.  Afterwards, he placed a note between the stones of the Wall and toured the Western Wall Tunnels.


At the time, the Western Wall Plaza was full of people mourning the destruction of the Temple.  Bush noted that he shares in the sorrow of the Jewish nation as it mourns.


I sense the power of this sacred site, and it is an honor and pleasure to be here, said Bush.


During the tour of the Western Wall Tunnels, Bush heard about the extensive history of the Jewish nation in Jerusalem and showed great interest in the sites archeological findings. 

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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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