The ceremony marking the change in commanders of the Israeli police force, Jerusalem region

טקס חילופי מפקדי מחוז ירושלים התקיים הבוקר במנהרות הכותל המערבי

took place this morning in the Western Wall Tunnels, in the presence of Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall, Mr. Gilad Erdan, Minister of Internal Security, Commander Motti Cohen, Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon, Commander Yoram Halevi, outgoing Jerusalem region commander, Commander Doron Yedid, incoming commander, commanders of the Israeli police force, and bereaved families.

Minister Erdan, who participated in the ceremony, also offered a prayer of gratitude at the Western Wall. The incoming and outgoing police commanders also offered personal prayers at the stones of the Western Wall.

Today June 14, 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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