Wailing Wall

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Wailing Wall

(Placename) another name for Western Wall

West′ern Wall′

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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Noun1.Wailing Wall - a wall in JerusalemWailing Wall - a wall in Jerusalem; sacred to Jews as a place of prayer and lamentation; its stones are believed to have formed part of the Temple of Solomon
capital of Israel, Jerusalem - capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel (although its status as capital is disputed); it was captured from Jordan in 1967 in the Six Day War; a holy city for Jews and Christians and Muslims; was the capital of an ancient kingdom

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I suggest three images to ensure we are faithful to what God said to us through his words, and above all his deeds: his meeting with the young man who had tried to kill him; his prayer at the wailing wall of the Temple in Jerusalem; his visit arm in arm with the most senior Muslim, Sheikh Ahmad Kuftaro, to the Great Mosque in Damascus.
JEWS can now send letters to God over the internet Jewish tradition says requests for the Almighty's help will be granted if they are stuffed into the cracks of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.
An American in his 40s believed he was Samson and attempted to move one of the large stones in the Wailing Wall.
At the post office, workers open the envelopes addressed to God and carefully fold up the notes and then slip them between the cracks of Jerusalem's Wailing Wall, considered to be the holiest site in the country.
Tensions were high in Jerusalem's old city as bulldozers began removing debris from the base of a wooden pedestrian ramp that allows people to walk from near the base of the Wailing Wall up to the compound of the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosques.
The latest violence came after a tense weekend which saw clashes at the Wailing Wall, one of Jerusalem's most holy sites.
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Al-Buraq Wall or the so called Wailing wall is an integral part of Al-Aqsa, rejecting and condemning any desecration of the Holy Mosque by Israel and its executive bodies, radical settlers, and Jewish extremists, the statement added.
The Wailing Wall is a sacred site for which religion?
Settlers gathered at the Wailing Wall the old city and used to loudspeakers to stop the Muslim worshipers in the nearby Aqsa Mosque from praying.
The digs, which have been underway for years, are located in David's City, west of the Wailing Wall.
And although he didn't go quite that far, the Pope's written message, which he signed and left amid the stones of Jerusalem's Wailing Wall, was widely welcomed.