Western Wall

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Western Wall

n.
A remnant of the retaining wall that underlay the second Temple in Jerusalem. The Western Wall is now a site of pilgrimage, lamentation, and prayer by Jews. Also called Wailing Wall.

Western Wall

n
1. (Placename) Judaism a wall in Jerusalem, the last extant part of the Temple of Herod, held sacred by Jews as a place of prayer and pilgrimage. Also called: Wailing Wall
2. (Judaism) Judaism a wall in Jerusalem, the last extant part of the Temple of Herod, held sacred by Jews as a place of prayer and pilgrimage. Also called: Wailing Wall

West′ern Wall′


n.
a wall in Jerusalem where Jews, on certain occasions, assemble for prayer and lamentation: traditionally believed to be the remains of the western wall of Herod's Temple, destroyed by the Romans in A.D. 70. Also called Wailing Wall.
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The south west corner of the precinct has acquired a particular Jewish sanctity over the years where the Jews gather to pray at what they call the Kotel and the Muslims call Al Buraq Wall, while English speakers now use the term Western Wall instead of the more pejorative Wailing Wall.
From the early hours, even prayer became politicized, as politicians and public figures on both left and right joined the thousands thronging the Kotel, offering benedictions to bolster their claims to be the most active moral voice on the abduction.
The President also visited the Western Wall, the Kotel, (commonly known as the Wailing Wall).
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Established over 25 acres of land, the slaughterhouse in the Kotel Morchi area north of Kandahar City has many facilities including a meat testing laboratory.
Streisand said she was "distressed" when she read about Israeli women "being forced to sit at the back of the bus," and women being assaulted while praying at the Kotel, Judaism's holiest site, (http://www.
I felt completely other than myself, crushed by the weight of my very own questions, being the only one in my group who touched with his own hands the three holy places of the eternal city: the Kotel (Western Wall), the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Dome of the Rock.
Praying at the Kotel [the Western Wall], wading into the Sea of Galilee and reflecting at Tabgha, believed to be the site of the multiplication of loaves and fish, were unlike many other religious experiences for me.
Coming to Jerusalem, for me, means going to the Kotel (Western Wall) and the Shalit tent," one French Jewish visitor told AFP.
The last remaining icon of the ancient Jewish Temple, the Kotel, the Wailing Wall, is at very epicenter of Judaism.
opens his conclusion with a quote from James Carroll's Constantine's Sword: "By bending in prayer at the western wall, the kotel, the pope symbolically created a new future.
At the Kotel, the Western Wall - a remnant of the rededicated temple of the Hanukkah legend - one's cellular memory is piqued.