Tens of Thousands participate in the central Slichot service at the Western Wall

עשרות אלפים בעצרות הסליחות המרכזיות בכותל המערבי בערב ראש השנה

Tens of thousands of people have been coming every night at midnight to the Western Wall to recite Slichot (Penitential Prayers).  The slichot prayer unites everyone who participates in this special service of pouring out ones soul.  Right now, the Western Wall Plaza is full of worshippers from all over Israel and the world who are accepting Gods kingship on these days of repentance, begging God to have mercy on them.


During the services held by the Western Wall Heritage Foundation during the last few weeks, there were hundreds of thousands of participants from different streams and different communities.  The Foundation prepared over 100,000 slichot booklets for the worshippers, donated by Mr. Alberto and Sharon Cojab of Mexico.


The Western Wall Plaza was prepared for the hundreds of thousands who came during Aseret Yemei Tshuva (the ten days between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur) and is preparing for all those who will come on Yom Kippur as well.


The main slichot service will take place tonight, Thursday  8 Tishrei, 5778 (September 28, 2017) at 12:15 at night in the presence of Israels chief rabbis  Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef and Rabbi David Lau, as well as the Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz.  Rabbi Moshe Chavusha will be leading the service.

All the events are broadcast on the Western Wall Facebook page and on the Western Wall Heritage Foundation website

Today June 14, 2021

End of prayer time:
Mid day:
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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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