2013 Calendar

The Western Wall

  • February 2013Reading the Torah

    Reading the Torah

    Orthodox Jews often go to the Western Wall to do formal readings from the Torah (the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures). This is especially true during feast days.


  • Cover 2013 CalendarPraying at the Western Wall

    Praying at the Western Wall

    The wall has been a site for Jewish prayer and pilgrimage for centuries. The earliest source mentioning Jewish attachment to the site dates back to the 4th Century.

    It became […]

  • January 2013The Plaza

    The Plaza

    Until 1967 there were buildings that had been built right up to within six feet of the Western Wall, creating a narrow alleyway for those who wanted to pray. After […]