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Teaching Children

The Western Wall

Teaching Children

The Orthodox Jews often take their children to the Western Wall to teach them about their spiritual heritage, in conformity with the admonition in Deuteronomy 6:6-7 which states: "You shall […]


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Making Prayer Requests

The Western Wall

Making Prayer Requests

It is traditional to write prayer requests on pieces of paper and then fold the pieces and stuff them into cracks in the Western Wall. Some organizations provide Internet services […]


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Reading the Torah

The Western Wall

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.

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Praying at the Western Wall

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 […]


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The Plaza

The Western Wall

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 […]


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