Update from the Western Wall regarding the Corona virus

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The Western Wall Plaza is open in accordance with the Health Ministry regulations.

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation is operating according to directives of the Health Ministry, therefore the Western Wall Tunnels sites are closed as of this morning.
The Western Wall Plaza will remain open, as was concluded with the Health Ministry.
In accordance with the directives, the Western Wall prayer plaza as well as the covered prayer hall of Wilson’s Arch will be separated into prayer areas of up to 10 worshipers with space between the groups.
Worshipers and visitors are requested to abide by the ushers’ directions.
Worshipers and visitors are continuing to visit the Western Wall Plaza continuously.

Today May 16, 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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