Dedication of New Synagogue in the Western Wall Tunnels

חנוכת בית כנסת חדש במנהרות הכותל

Immediately following the festive Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall Plaza, a new synagogue in the Western Wall Tunnels was dedicated.  The synagogue, donated by the Delek Group and by Mr. Yitzhak Tshuva and family, is located across the large stone adjacent to the site Opposite the Holy of Holies.  It is the culmination of twelve years of labor on support, construction, and archeology.  The unique design of the sanctuary, an integration of rare art and illumination, expresses the wonderful interweaving of old and new.  The Western Wall Heritage Foundation will soon be publishing the regulations for prayer at this synagogue.

Today June 12, 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
22 Sivan 5781
June 2, 2021
Shelach 5781 Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites This

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