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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.
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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
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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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This practice of placing slips of paper containing written prayers to God is patterned after the Wailing Wall or the Western Wall, a Jewish holy site in the Old City of Jerusalem and the prayer wall in the house of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus, Turkey," organizers said.
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He affirmed that 'the hope of every Christian is to get the opportunity to visit the Holy Land-Jerusalem to walk on the soil, touch the land our Lord and Our Saviour Jesus Christ had once touched, to pray at the wailing wall, to worship at the same church that our Christian progenitors had worshipped, to behold the history and the origins of our Christian faith and feel the spiritual presence and renewal of the soul.'
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in Lebanon, as mist rises from a valley cavern, in Santorini shutters are closed against the advancing night, in Istanbul a woman gazes at the ceiling of the Blue Mosque and in Jerusalem written prayers are pressed into chinks of the Wailing Wall, a comet moth flutters through the depths of the rainforest and the spires of St.
The Wailing Wall, in limestone, is wailing in silence with people fervently praying, pleading to God to hear them, to have mercy on them, to look on them with compassion.
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