Category Archives: Archaeology

Did You Know: Leave Notes at the Western Wall?

  The Western Wall is a reminder of the second Temple, destroyed by the Romans. It is actually an external, part of the surrounding walls around the temple. It is the holiest site for Jews. Over centuries a tradition was developed, placing notes between the holy stones, asking for divine support, expressing wishes and prayers. [...]

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9 Facts about the Western Wall, Jerusalem

  Picture Courtesy www.JerusalemShots.com Picture Courtesy www.JerusalemShots.com   The Western is located in the Old City of Jerusalem at the foot of the western side of the Temple Mount. The Western Wall is a remnant of the ancient wall that surrounded the Jewish Temple’s courtyard and is one of the most sacred sites in Judaism [...]

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