Fifth Night of Chanukah Candle Lighting Ceremony at the Western Wall Plaza

The fifth candle of Chanukah was lit at the Western Wall Plaza in the presence of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak, Shlita, Chief Rabbi of Israel; Inspector General Ronny Alsheich, Police Commissioner; Yoram Halevy, Jerusalem District Commander; Rabbi Rami Berachyahu, Chief Rabbi of the Police; Oded Plus, Director General of Religious Services Ministry; Rabbi Moshe Dagan, Director General of Israel’s Chief Rabbinate; Rabbi Shimon Jacoby, Director General of the Rabbinical Courts; Doron Turgeman, Chief of Police; Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Shlita, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites.

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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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.

Event Calendar

28 Sivan 5781
June 8, 2021
Exciting! 1,000 paratroopers in a swearing-in ceremony at the Western Wall Plaza, the first
22 Sivan 5781
June 2, 2021
Every year, many municipalities bring their bar/bat mitzvah-aged students to Jerusalem this way. This

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