The Western Wall and other Jewish Holy Places

by Mandy Ross

Publisher: Raintree in Chicago, Ill

Written in English
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  • Temple of Jerusalem (Jerusalem),
  • Western Wall (Jerusalem),
  • Judaism,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Jerusalem in Judaism

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An introduction to Judaism which focuses on some significant and holy sites of the religion.

Edition Notes

StatementMandy Ross
SeriesHoly places
LC ClassificationsDS109.32.W47 R67 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24750604M
ISBN 100739860828
ISBN 109780739860823
LC Control Number2002014390

The Western Wall in Jerusalem. A holy place in Judaism were people write down their prayers on prayer notes and place them in the crevices. In the meanwhile this guy is like: "Excuse me, prayer cleanup service coming through." Religion summed up by a man with a brush. The next point of interest was the Wailing Wall (or The Western Wall). This is the greatest shrine of Judaism and is all that is left of the Solomon's Temple that was ruined by the Romans. Now I was surprised again: not only did nobody ask me any questions, but I was invited to enter the synagogue right at the Western Wall and shoot from there.   The Western Wall was the closest to the Holy of Holies and quickly became a popular place of prayer to mourn the Temple's destruction. Christian Rule Under Christian rule from CE, Jews were forbidden from living in Jerusalem and were only allowed into the city once a year on Tisha b'Av to mourn the loss of the Temple at the Kotel. Ancient Pictures of the Western Wall, Including One with "Color Makeup" Attempts to place benches or screens led to anti-Jewish riots, and the blowing of the shofar at the end of Yom Kippur was prohibited. Between and Jews were not permitted to pray at the site. About the Book U.S. Interests in the Holy Land.

The Kotel, Hebrew for “The Wall” is commonly known in English as the Western or Wailing Wall. It is one of four retaining walls of the Temple Mount. The name derives from its placement to the West of the Temple Mount where the First and Second Holy Jewish Temples stood thousands of years ago. Jewish people make pilgrimages to this wall. It is also called the Wailing Wall because people grieve the destruction of the temple and other persecution of the Jews. Jewish people worship in synagogues. A synagogue is a center for Jewish life - not just worshipping, but education and community. Whatever the various Jewish movements call it, it is the epicenter of Jewish life, the place where Jews gather to pray, expressing their love for God and focus on their unity with him. It is the place where Jews come together to study and discuss the Torah and other Holy Scripture. Finally, it is a social gathering place for the Jewish community.

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The book claims that the Western Wall was part of the THIRD temple. It says that the temple was destroyed twice and rebuilt twice when it was only rebuilt once.

Also it mentions Jerusalem and not just its role in Judaism but other religions such as Islam. Not much detail is given about other Jewish Holy Places only Masada and Yad Vashem.3/5(2). The book claims that the Western Wall was part of the THIRD temple. It says that the temple was destroyed twice and rebuilt twice when it was only rebuilt once.

Also it mentions Jerusalem and not just its role in Judaism but other religions such as Islam. Not much detail is given about other Jewish Holy Places only Masada and Yad Vashem.3/5(2). Get this from a library.

The Western Wall and other Jewish holy places. [Mandy Ross] -- An introduction to Judaism which focuses on some significant and holy sites of the religion. Western Wall, also called the Wailing Wall, in the Old City of Jerusalem, a place of prayer and pilgrimage sacred to the Jewish people.

It is the only remains of the Second Temple of Jerusalem, held to be uniquely holy by the ancient Jews and destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE. The Western Wall is a holy place of prayer and pilgrimage sacred to the Jewish people. The wall was part of the Second Temple The Western Wall and other Jewish Holy Places book Jerusalem, the center of worship in ancient Israel.

The Second Temple was destroyed by the Romans in ad The Western Wall is all that remains. As you approach the western wall in Jerusalem, you are entering a holy place where proper respect is expected.

The plaza before the wall is separated in two, once side for women, one for men. Please head to the appropriate area The Western Wall and other Jewish Holy Places book which to approach the wall. Men should cover their heads. Plan ahead and bring a yarmulke, cap or sunhat.

The Western Wall, Wailing Wall or Kotel (Hebrew: הַכֹּתֶל הַמַּעֲרָבִי, HaKotel HaMa'aravi; Arabic: حائط البراق; Ḥā'iṭ Al-Burāq) is an ancient wall in the Old City of Jerusalem on the western side of the Temple Mount. According to Jewish tradition this wall is a remnant of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.

Placing notes in the Western Wall refers to the practice of placing slips of paper containing written prayers to God into the cracks of the Western Wall, a Jewish holy site in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is claimed that occurrence of such a phenomenon dates from the early 18th century and stems from the Jewish tradition that the Divine Presence rests upon the Western Wall.

Despite this technicality, the Western Wall remains the closest point to the holiest room of the temple, the Holy of Holies, a proximity that has given it sacred repute in the hearts and minds of Jews worldwide.

In the Middle Ages, the Wall received another name ­– the Wailing Wall, as Jews were observed here lamenting the Temple's destruction. Benjamin of Tudela () wrote "In front of this place is the Western Wall, which is one of the walls of the Holy of Holies.

This is called the Gate of Mercy, and hither come all the Jews to pray before the Wall in the open court."Location: Jerusalem. Western Wall – Wailing Place of the Jews. The Western Wall is the most significant site in the world for the Jewish people.

It is the last remnant of the Temple and Jews gather from around the world to pray here. It has been a place of struggle and of prayer as Jews from around the world draw close to.

Here are 15 Interesting Facts about Judaism that you probably didn't know. The Torah is the holy book of Judaism. the closest site which is connected to the holiest place in Judaism is the Western Wall.

That is why it’s an important site for prayer and pilgrimage for Jews. The Sacred Wall is known by many other names, Ha-Kotel or Kotel in Hebrew meaning the Western Wall, Western Wall as it stands on the western side of the Second Temple, and the Wailing Wall derived from the grief of losing the Holy Temple, the Seat of God.

It is situated in the heart of Jerusalem, and attracts millions of Jews as well as pilgrims who make it a point to come and pray at this holy.

In addition to the Western Wall—the most important centre of prayer and pilgrimage—other holy places include the reputed tomb of King David on Mount Zion, the Mount of Olives with its ancient Jewish cemetery, and the tombs of priestly families in the Valley of Kidron.

The Western Wall (sometimes called the Wailing Wall, or the Kotel, the Hebrew word for wall) is one of the last remaining walls of the ancient Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.

The Temple was destroyed in 70 CE by the Romans, and much of what remains of the original structure is a small portion of an external supporting wall.

Again, no mention is made of praying at the Western Wall of our days. A circa fourteenth-century book of Holy Land geography states that Jews prayed at the eastern wall and outside the gates of the southern : F.M. Loewenberg. The wall is part of the retaining wall from the original Temple Mount in Jerusalem (the Temple was torn down by the Romans in 67 AD).

It is the closest place to pray for most Jews, since they do not have access to the Temple Mount area. For this reason, it is considered holy by those of the Jewish faith.

Holy Places The Mount of Olives This mountain is sacred to all three religions. This mountain is mentioned in the bible several times, and according to Jewish tradition this is where the Resurrection will begin.

The view from the Mount of Olives is beautiful, the densely packed. Participants included the chief rabbis of Israel, the rabbi of the Western Wall and holy sites, the mayor of Jerusalem, the minister for Jerusalem affairs and heritage and the Minister of Religious Affairs, Jewish communities from around the world, youth groups in Jerusalem and hundreds of thousands of vie wers from Israel and around the ers: K.

The Jews consider the Western Wall a holy place (more so than the other three remaining support walls) because of its proximity to where the Holy of Holies was situated in the temple. Called the Ha-Kotel Ha-Ma'aravi in Hebrew, the Western Wall is the site of continual prayer.

Many Orthodox Jews write out their prayers on slips of paper and. History The War Controversy Conclusion. The holiest place in Judaism is the Temple Mount where the Second Temple stood until it was destroyed by the Romans in 70 C.E. Mistakenly, the Western Wall is generally thought to be the holiest site, but prayers at this location are a relatively recent phenomenon, which were prompted, ironically, by a Muslim conqueror.

The location of Netanyahu’s remarks on Sunday evening is the remnant of a retaining wall on the western flank of the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. The hilltop was the location of the biblical Temples, the earliest of which was built by King Solomon almost 1, years before Christ, as recounted in the Old Testament books of 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles.

New Prayer Book Eases Experience of Western Wall Worshippers By Tamar Runyan May 5, PM A newly-released Jewish prayer book guides worshippers at the Western Wall in Jerusalem through the world of Shabbat and holiday liturgy, presenting the full Hebrew text of the prayers alongside a fully-translated and transliterated English text.

Western Wall: Major Jewish Holy Place - traveler reviews, 6, candid photos, and great deals for Jerusalem, Israel, at Tripadvisor.5/5(K). Why Jerusalem's Western Wall is so holy As the Christian festival of Easter and Jewish holiday of Passover converge, a surge in pilgrims is expected in Jerusalem, home to sites revered by the.

There’s a myth that Jews fought and died for the Western Wall. It’s a myth because it never happened. Inthe battle was for the Jewish Quarter in the Old City, the oldest enduring presence of Jewish life in Jerusalem, not for the Wall.

The defenders were murdered by local Arab armed gangs and then the occupying Jordanian army. THE WESTERN WALL The western wall is located on the western side of the Temple is what is left of the wall that use to surround the ancient Jewish temple's has been the Jewish site of prayer for many connection to the wall dates way back.

Jews keep their holy texts either on a raised bookshelf (if in book form) or in a holy vestibule (if in scroll form). Muslims keep the Qur'an on a stand (called a raahel) and place other Islamic.

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In his recent book about Jewish holy places in Eretz Yisrael fromDr. Doron Bar, a Senior Lecturer in Land of Israel Studies at the Schechter Institute, devoted a chapter (pp. ) to the Kotel after the Six Day War. In Junethe Kotel was under the jurisdiction of.

The Western Wall's religious and historic importance to the Jewish people combined with its extreme proximity to Muslim holy sites on the Temple Mount, primarily the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock, has been the trigger for many outbreaks of violence since Jerusalem's holy places The heart of holy war.

the western wall, a focal point for Jewish prayer and pilgrimage, is one of the supports for the elevated stone platform that is known to Jews as.The Holy Places.

Although the whole of Eretz Yisrael is a Holy Land, certain sites are of special significance; 1) The Western Wall The only remaining wall standing from the Second Temple in Jerusalem is the Western Wall, often referred to as “the Kotel.” The Midrash tells us that the Divine Presence never departed from the Wall.

Anyone who Author: Nissan Dovid Dubov.