Prayer at the Western Wall Plaza

The government made an exception last night in the case of the Western Wall and has allowed there to be three prayers a day at the Western Wall Plaza, in accordance with regulations of the Health Ministry.  These prayer services will be broadcast live for the benefit of the public.
Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, rabbi of the Western Wall and holy sites, expressed his appreciation to Interior Minister Aryeh Deri for his involvement in allowing these prayers to continue.

The prayers will be broadcast live, on a daily basis, at the following times:

 Due to the drop in covid-19 cases in Israel and the subsequent lifting of some Health Ministry restrictions regarding prayer quorums in open areas, we will be having our final broadcasting of mincha afternoon prayers and maariv evening prayers today, Tuesday, 25th of Iyar, May 19th. We will thus be ending our series of prayer broadcasts from the Western Wall.
With wishes for good health and good news

No live broadcasts of service will be taking place during Shabbat and Holiday’s

The prayer will be broadcast via phone (# 02-3011133) as well as on digital platforms:
Kotel webcams:

kaddish will be recited with a minyan at every prayer service for those saying kaddish for a family member and cannot pray with a minyan due to the situation.  Names of deceased for whom kaddish should be recited can be sent via the Kotel website at the following address:
or by WhatsApp message to

Today June 13, 2021

End of prayer time:
Mid day:
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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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June 8, 2021
Exciting! 1,000 paratroopers in a swearing-in ceremony at the Western Wall Plaza, the first
22 Sivan 5781
June 2, 2021
Every year, many municipalities bring their bar/bat mitzvah-aged students to Jerusalem this way. This
22 Sivan 5781
June 2, 2021
Shelach 5781 Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites This

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