Prime Minister of Jamaica Visits the Western Wall

Prime Minister of Jamaica Visits the Western Wall

The Prime Minister of Jamaica, Mr. Andrew Holness, visited the Western Wall on Friday, accompanied by the Chabad emissary, Rabbi Yehoshua Raskin, and the Rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz.
The Prime Minister began his visit with a new project of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation which allows a visitor to look back at the past of the Jewish nation at this holy site. He noted his awareness of the deep and ancient connection between the Jewish nation and the Western Wall and Temple Mount, while reminding those present that Jamaica voted against the UNESCO resolution denying Jewish connection to this site.
The Prime Minister prayed with the Western Wall Rabbi in front of the stones of the Wall and did not hide his emotion about the sacred nature of where he was standing.
The Chabad emissary told the Prime Minister about his activities in Jamaica where there are approximately 350 resident Jews and approximately 200,000 Jewish visitors annually. The Prime Minister spoke of the Jewish nations historic relationship with his country when they arrived as refugees from Spain and Portugal centuries ago.

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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.
Prime Minister of Jamaica Visits the Western Wall

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