Western Wall Preparedness for the Corona (COVID-19) Virus

Western Wall Preparedness for the Corona (COVID-19) Virus

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation is working in accordance with the directives of the Ministry of Health in the wake of the worldwide spread of the Coronavirus.
The Western Wall Plaza stretches over a large area and currently no more than 5,000 people are on it at a time.
Last night, Health Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman announced that the Western Wall Plaza is open and that there is no concern about coming to the Western Wall.
For the Western Wall Tunnels sites, entrance is in small groups spaced 15-20 minutes apart, so the tours are continuing as usual. Groups that reserved in advance and are coming from countries for which the Ministry of Health has requested quarantine will get a full refund for their tickets.
The Western Wall Heritage Foundation has taken upon itself to be extra cautious regarding the health of worshippers and visitors and has added hand-sanitizing stations at the exits of the restrooms as well as at the entrances of the tourist sites.
Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz Rabbi of the Western Wall and holy sites, said “Actually in this time of distress there is nothing more appropriate than coming to pray at the Western Wall and asking the Creator of the Universe, the Healer of all men, to remove all illness from the inhabitants of this land and the entire world.”

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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.
Western Wall Preparedness for the Corona (COVID-19) Virus

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