Pinsteps. The Wailing Wall

The Western Wall, Wailing Wall, or "Kotel" in Hebrew is a segment of a retaining wall of the Temple mount from times of Herod the Great. The Wall and its plaza considered holy places due to their connection to the Temple Mount and used for prayer by Jews. This wall is almost the only open segment of the western wall of the supporting substructures that give the natural hill of the Temple mount a geometrically regular shape. The wall has also been called the "Wailing Wall," referring to the Jewish practice of wailing at the site at Tisha B'Av, the day of national mourning for the Temples. The Jewish prayer was held continuously at the place except for 19 years after the Israel Independence war when under Jordanian control, Jews were expelled entirely from the Old City. This period ended on June 10, 1967, when Israel gained control of the place following the Six-Day War.

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Jerusalem behind the city walls

This trip is the full-day walking tour to Jerusalem for those who have already been in the city more than one time. We will start the day with two amazing museums that discover the real streets of Jerusalem from the time of King David and King Herod the Great. The city of King David impresses with its antiquity and authenticity. The Jerusalem archaeological park - Davidson Center shows the buildings of the vicinity of the Second Jerusalem Temple, its streets, and even shops of artisans. We will visit the Wailing Wall. We will walk along the southern walls of the old city to the Sultan's Pool and climb a little up the slope to the old windmill in the first suburb built behind the city walls. From the quarter of Moses Montefiori, we will approach the legendary King David Hotel and stop for a rest in Independence Park. At the end of the day, we will take a leisurely walk and eat at the most colorful, tasty, and famous city market - Mahane Yehuda.

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