Israel’s Western or Wailing or Prayer Wall has very deep historical and religious significance in Israel. Which dates back to ancient times when King Solomon built the first Temple in Jerusalem.
It’s the retaining wall where the Jewish Temple once stood. It represents the three main faiths Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The Western wall known as the Wailing or the Prayer wall became the closest that Jews could come to the place where the temple once stood and it’s also the oldest site in Judaism. It’s a place of massive pilgrimage,tourism and prayers.
There is the custom of many people writing prayers on pieces of paper and placing them into the crevices of the wall. People from all over the world continue to visit the historic place as worshipers or tourists .The wall stands as the bridge between the past and the present uniting people through shared faith past and present.
I have always had a hope that someday I will stand face to face before the Western wall also known as the Wailing or Prayer Wall. I have no intention to leave any prayers written or oral within the wall, only a look and touch of history.
I am not an alarmist neither a pessimist but I am doubting when I am ready to visit Jerusalem if the wall will still be there or the Women of the Wall who constantly protest against the gender segregated Prayer.