Reciting a Brief Prayer at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem | Israel

December 07, 2016


I can’t remember exactly where and when I first learned about the Wailing Wall—or the Western Wall—but I’m pretty confident it was sometime in my childhood. Being an earnest reader of history books, I came across the fascinating account of Israel, from its birth of a nation in 1948 to the Israeli-Arab Wars and going back to its ancient times. Although representing one of the leading emblems of Judaism, the Wailing Wall also played an integral role in other religions such as Christianity and Islam.  

people praying at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem
The Western Wall is open to people from all faiths to visit and pray