The Kotel, commonly referred to as the Western Wall or Wailing Wall in English, is considered to be the holiest accessible site in the world for Jews nowadays. Drawing millions of visitors from all nationalities, faiths, and backgrounds annually, it is highly revered due to its religious and historical significance as the last remnant of the Beit HaMikdash (Second Temple). For centuries, worshippers have made the pilgrimage to Jerusalem’s Old City to pray to G-d at the Western Wall. Countless handwritten letters fill the crevices of its ancient limestone, varying from individual pleas to personal requests and beyond. The Western Wall draws enormous crowds of people throughout the year who are seeking to spiritually and religiously connect on a deeper level with both themselves and the Almighty. Many relate to it as a source of primal inspiration and prioritize their visits on a daily basis. Whether it is finally meeting one’s future spouse after a long period of searching for them, or recovering from an illness against all odds, there are endless stories of the miraculous effects that praying at the Western Wall has had on real lives. Now it is your turn to see them for yourself, G-d willing!
We believe that those who devote their lives to learning Torah are able to reach greater levels of holiness. Their enriched understanding of the world, knowledge-based application and practice of Jewish law, and the many sacrifices they make are but some of the many examples characteristic of Torah scholars. Jews have been turning to rabbis to pray on their behalf for thousands of years, the concept being that prayers transmitted through G-d-fearing, righteous individuals will merit them more acceptable and refined. By combining their altruistic mentality and lifelong immersion of studying holy texts in-depth with the inherent power of the Western Wall, Jerusalem’s Torah scholars can help reinforce the weight of your own prayers and elevate them to a higher place.