Governor of Michigan visits the Western Wall

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer came on Friday afternoon for a visit to the Western Wall and to the Western Wall Tunnels.
She was greeted by Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, rabbi of the Western Wall and holy sites, and Mr. Mordechai (Suli) Eliav, director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation.
The Governor placed a note between the stones of the Wall and remained for some time to watch the worshippers and visitors at the Western Wall Plaza.
The Governor took a tour of the Western Wall Tunnels, guided by the Director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation who showed her fascinating archaeological findings and told her about the age-old yearning of the Jewish nation for Jerusalem.
The Governor was deeply impressed by the deep connection between the Jewish nation and Jerusalem and the Western Wall, and signed the guest book with:

“Thank you for a phenomenal visit and long time important relationship with the State of Michigan”.  (Governor of Michigan and friend to Israel)

Today May 17, 2022

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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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