The Little Western Wall (HaKotel HaKatan)

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The Little Western Wall (HaKotel HaKatan)

The Little Western Wall (HaKotel HaKatan)
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Oded O
Jerusalem, Israel4 contributions
The Little Western Wall
Jun 2020
A little known and infrequently visited part of the original western wall of the temple mount in Jerusalem. Quiet, no dress requirements or separation by gender. At first, not very impressive visually (only the lowest two layers are from the original the wall), but no less moving than the Wailing Wall plaza and neither are the stones themselves worn down. Supposedly this more or less what the vicinity of the Wailing Wall was like before the surrounding houses were destroyed to make way for the plaza, so very significant historically as well. Very difficult to find on your own – just ask the police officers stationed around the area.
Written June 6, 2020
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CruellaDenver
Denver236 contributions
Just go!!! No regrets for not going.
Dec 2019
It's off the beaten track and interesting to see because we CAN see it. In the Muslim Quarter and nice to know that not everything was destroyed by the Romans and everyone after them. Don't expect much if you do go. Kind of hard to find but glad I went.
Written January 1, 2020
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Elizabeth G
Edmonton, Canada19 contributions
The Little Western Wall
Dec 2019
I highly recommend making an effort to seek out this spot which provides peaceful access to a continuation of the Western Wall in a small courtyard. It is located in the Muslim Quarter near the Iron Gate of the Temple Mount/Al-Haram al-Sharif. It was awesome to have it all to myself for short period. I only found out about it through the YouTube channel 'Israel Travel Guide' (thanks Oren!).
Written December 14, 2019
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Ariel Ruffian
Singapore325 contributions
Little Western Wall, a serene place which provokes quiet contemplation
Jun 2019 • Friends
It's a little hard to find this wall - it's in the Muslim quarter, as you walk towards the Western Wall, turn left into Bab El-Hadid Road, walking along it until you seen an opening leading to a light and a gate with a small police post - it's to the left of the police post - there's a sign as well. This is a quiet residential area, hardly any people when I went there; as it is not a an open air synagogue like the Western Wall, there is no gender segregation; if you are a person of faith, you can come here to pray , breathe in the relative quiet, disrupted only by the flapping wings of doves and imagine what it was like before 1967, when residential houses were built right up against the Wall. It's a modest sacred place, but ostentation does not indicate spirituality; God is found in the august, the pedestrian, the quotidian and this placed is soaked with history, mystery, the familiar and very present. It's a gem and worth the (minor) hunt.
Written July 14, 2019
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dandan013013
London, UK5 contributions
A visit to The Little Western Wall (HaKotel HaKatan)
May 2019 • Family
Hidden away in the Old City of Jerusalem in the Muslim quarter is a small site - not very well known to the general public. This is a section above the Western Wall Wailing wall exposed in an alleyway and used to serve in the past and still serves today as a place of prayer for the Jews.
Written May 19, 2019
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114160
Reading, England8 contributions
Alternative view of the Western Wall!
Sep 2018 • Couples
Lesser known stretch of the Western Wall which is possibly more meaningful than the more frequented stretch by the Dung Gate. It takes some finding, we asked some security guys how to get there, but we were rewarded by being the only people - other than passing Muslims - visiting it. Spiritual and holy place with less hustle and bustle.
Written September 9, 2018
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Brian D
Jerusalem District, Israel92 contributions
The Kotel HaKatan ( The Small Western Wall)
Nov 2017 • Family
As a tour guide, I take people here regularly. This is part of the Western Wall built by Herod the Great over 2000 years ago. But this location is inside of the Muslim Quarter. It is open to the sky and closer to the Holy of Holies than the Kotel Plaza.
Written June 7, 2018
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airport2015
Tel Aviv District, Israel997 contributions
THE NORTHEN PART OF THE WESTERN WALL
May 2018
The little Wailing Wall is 175 meters on the north from the western wall, to arrive take the northern exit of the Western Wall square towards Nablus Gate and Hagay street, go through the short tunnel and take the second street to the right going East towards the Iron Gate,just before the Temple Mount gate turn to the left,following few steps down you are facing the LITTLE WESTERN WALL, with only fewer lines of stones,The area is safe and police guarded
Written May 13, 2018
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tepas2000
Jakarta, Indonesia5,181 contributions
the quiet place
Apr 2018 • Couples
The west wailing wall has a hidden part where not many people know about it. To reach this location, we must go into the inside area and only known by some residents. If the west wall is too crowded visitors, otherwise in this place we can enjoy the quiet and not disturbed by others
Written April 30, 2018
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Brogan J
Queensland, Australia547 contributions
Be alone with the Western Wall...
Oct 2017 • Solo
At the end of a nondescript alley in the Muslim quarter is one of Jerusalem's hidden gems. Here you'll find no tour groups and only the tourists who read history books and not guidebooks. If you come early you'll even beat the local Jewish men who pray here instead of the more crowded proper Western Wall. This little courtyard represents the only remaining exposed section of the western wall of the Temple Mount - the enormous stones here are 2,000 years old, from the age of King Herod, and are rough and jagged in contrast to the stones smoothed by thousands of daily hands at the common Western Wall hang out. This is an experience close to history in a quiet spot.
Written February 9, 2018
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