Goverment meeting in the Western Wall Tunnels

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Prime Minister Netanyahu and Government Ministers Visit the Excavations under Wilsons Arch Prayer Hall

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and government ministers visited the Western Wall complex on Sunday, June 4th to see the discoveries uncovered in excavations conducted under the mens section in Wilsons Arch Prayer Hall.
The visit was part of a special government meeting that took place in the Beyond Our Wall hall in honor of the 50th anniversary of Jerusalems reunification and the return of the Jewish nation to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.
The government ministers came early in the day for a tour. The Director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, Mr. Mordechai (Suli) Eliav, and the Director of the Jerusalem region of the Israel Antiquities Authority, Mr. Yuval Baruch, presented the fascinating findings to the ministers.
Later, Prime Minister Netanyahu came and got an explanation as well. He remarked on the importance of continuing to excavate to reveal these treasures to make our past here known.
The government meeting took place after the Prime Ministers visit. At the beginning of the meeting, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, rabbi of the Western Wall and holy sites, and Mr. Eliav surveyed the accomplishments of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation over the last few years.

Today June 16, 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.

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The 3rd of Tamuz is the date we mark the yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher
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