Removal of notes from the Western Wall prior to Rosh Hashana

As we approach Rosh Hashana next week, the Western Wall Heritage Foundation is preparing for the traditional note-removal for the benefit of the thousands of visitors expected to visit the Western Wall during the holidays.
On Tuesday, 24 Elul, September 24, starting at 10:30am, Western Wall Heritage Foundation staff will remove notes placed between the stones of the Wall. They will then be transferred to the Mount of Olives where they will be buried along with sacred pages and books brought for geniza.
Millions of notes are placed between the Western Wall stones every year by worshippers and visitors from Israel and around the world, Jews and non-Jews, including notes sent via the Western Wall website, by fax, and by mail.
During these days prior to the High Holidays, the Western Wall Plaza fills with thousands of worshippers from around Israel and the world, with the number rising during the High Holidays themselves.

Removal of notes from the Western Wall prior to Rosh Hashana, Western Wall Heritage Foundation


The sight of the thousands of people streaming to the Western Wall Plaza at night during this special week of slichot (penitentiary prayers) is an unforgettable experience.
Following are the dates of slichot until Erev Yom Kippur:

?Thursday  26 Elul, 5779  September 26, 2019

?Sat night  28 Elul, 5779  September 28, 2019
?Wednesday  3 Tishrei, 5780  October 2, 2019
?Thursday  4 Tishrei, 5780  October 3, 2019
?Sat night  6 Tishrei, 5780  October 5, 2019
?Sunday  7 Tishrei, 5780  October 6, 2019

The central Slichot event will take place on Monday, 8 Tishrei 5780, October 7, 2019, at 12 midnight in the presence of the Chief Rabbis of Israel.
To arrange photography permit, please call 02-6279240

Today June 13, 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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