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Prayer of Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Children at the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) Jerusalem

Updated: Oct 31, 2023



Prayer of Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Children at the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) Jerusalem

"Information about the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) itself will be provided after this announcement. Unfortunately, I have not been able to work as a tour guide from Feb 2020 Should you wish to support me and my videos please subscribe to my channel and let me guide you through the Holy Land via my videos. In this way, I will be able to continue to do my work of uploading to YouTube. Upon your request and in return I am very much happy to pray for you at the Western Wall and/or light a candle in your name at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre or anywhere else in the Holy Land of Israel." from video introduction.


Why Pray at the Western Wall?


Question:

Why do Jews pray at the Western Wall (or Wailing Wall) in Jerusalem? It seems redundant and out of place praying facing a wall, when one can pray in a synagogue or at home or anywhere, and G‑d will listen to their prayers. Is G‑d more prone to listen and answer prayers recited at the Western Wall than at other locations?

Answer:

I think what you’re really asking is: If G‑d is everywhere, why should prayer be more effective in one place than another? In truth, the same can be asked regarding praying in a synagogue vs. praying at home.

The question has been asked many times before in classical Jewish literature. Since this is a Chabad site, I’ll provide the answer given by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745–1812), the first rebbe of Chabad.." from the article: Why Pray at the Western Wall?


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