In history walls have generally been built to protect or segregate. However, there can’t be many walls around the world that are sacred and a place of worship.
The Western Wall or Wailing Wall as it is commonly known in Jerusalem was built around 19 BCE by Herod the Great and is arguably the most sacred site recognised by the Jewish faith. Everyday pilgrims recite psalms and poke prayers on slips of paper into the cracks of the wall.
When darkness comes the Wailing Wall is brightly lit allowing prayers to continue creating quite a spectacle. Visitors are welcome providing they wear a Kippah (skull cap) and respect those worshipping.
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