Friday, June 19, 2009

The Wailing Wall

The Wailing Wall or the Western Wall is one of the most sacred Jewish sites. Hundreds of thousands of Jewish people visit this holy site every year, crying, asking God to listen to their prayers. Many write down their wishes on little notes and shove them between the bricks of the Wall.

As the bible tells us, King Solomon built the first temple in Jerusalem more than 2,000 years ago. This sacred temple was destroyed by the Babylonians leaving only the Wailing wall intact. Miraculously, aftet the second temple was built the Wailing Wall has survived the destruction of the second temple as well. Since then, the Wailing Wall has become a symbol for divine protection and hope of the Diaspora Jews to return to the land of Israel.

In 1967 War, the Western Wall was liberated by the IDF.

The Wailing Wall has been a great source of inspiration for many Israeli Judaica designers. This beautiful mezuzah case is a great example. This mezuzah is made from genuine Jerusalem stone.

Wailing Wall inspried mezuzah case by Caesarea Arts

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