The Kotel

The Kotel, also known as the “Western Wall” in Jerusalem is the last remaining wall of the second Beit Hamikdash (Temple) which was destroyed by the Roman emperor Titus in 70 A.D. The fact that the Kotel has survived intact through centuries of warfare is truly miraculous. This holy site has been sacred to the Jewish People for thousands of years. A place of physical and spiritual pilgrimage, it is the focus of our hopes and dreams for the coming of Mashiach and the building of the third and final Temple. Handwritten notes, lovingly placed between the cracks of the ancient stones, bear the deepest prayers of individual Jews. The Kotel is the point of contact between heaven and earth, the holiest place on earth.