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“The Wall That Heals”
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Western Wall
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Jerusalem Daily Half Day Tour from Herzliya
Ranked #3 of 304 things to do in Jerusalem
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The remains of the Second Temple of Jerusalem and a place of prayer sacred to the Jewish people.
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“The Wall That Heals”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Situated in the old city of Jerusalem on the foothills of temple Mount, the Wailing Wall is the most sacred to the Jews. Initially, the Jews are supposed to have wept for forgiveness from Christ who suffered for them. It was built by King Harrod and perhaps because it is under Muslim control, there are separate enclosures for prayers for men and women. Devotees throng in large numbers as it is strongly believed that by praying there one can get all his wishes fulfilled. Those who are not able to come send written petitions through their friends and relatives. The entire scene is very touching and moving. Though I am a non-christian and had joined the holly trip only out of curiosity, I was deeply affected and found myself praying with deep involvement and devotion. I even wished for a few things. It brought stronger conviction in the fact that basically, all religions are the same.

Visited November 2012
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“Sacred Place”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Going back into time, magnificent presence of God. Wonderful to see so many people still praying! I will never forget this place. At nite it is also beautiful.

Visited December 2012
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“Special moment”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Definitely not to be missed when visiting Jerusalem. Very profound experience, even if you aren't religious.

Visited November 2012
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“Bar Mitzvas”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

Watching the ceremonial Bar Mitzvas was exciting. The men would dance down the road to the Western Wall, singing and carrying their Torah. They throw candy at the 13yr old boy and all of the younger boys pick up the candy later. :)

Visited September 2012
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“go on Shabbat, lovely to see the faithful so joyous!”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

a remarkable place to see. recommend trying to time your first visit on Shabbat where you will hear singing and watch the devout pray. It is a beautiful sight.

Visited November 2012
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