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Following Directives from the Health Ministry, the Rabbi of the Western Wall instructs: Do not kiss the Western Wall stones

Ongoing activities are continuing in the Western Wall Plaza while carefully keeping to the regulations determined by the Health Ministry.
Hundreds of worshipers came to the Western Wall this morning for Vatikin early-morning prayer services, making sure to maintain the proper distance between groups.
Also now, dozens of bar mitzvah events are taking place with the families having greatly limited the number of participants per event.
In consultation between Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz and the Health Ministry it was decided to ask the public not to kiss the stones of the Western Wall in order to abide by required hygiene practices.
Enclosed photos:
1.Shacharit morning services at the Western Wall
2.Separation between prayer areas in accordance with Health Ministry regulations

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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