Dear Friends

Your first note from the Kotel! We, at the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, are excited to be launching our first e-newspaper with fascinating stories and facts, intriguing programs, movies and photographs, and much, much more – all reflecting our vital link to the Western Wall spirit and its heritage.  Read more...



The Front Page will bring you monthly scoops.  Since we're dealing with Jerusalem, though, some of these "scoops" may be 2,000 years old!  This month, we would like to tell you what it's like to keep the Western Wall going 24/7.  It is, after all, the original "city that never sleeps". Read more...



What is The Western Wall Heritage Foundation?
Ordinarily, Events will tell you what is happening at the Western Wall:which dignitaries came, what they said, and what special events took place.  But, before we do all that, we thought we should say something about who we are. Read more...




Jews have been writing about their thoughts, ideas, and feelings about the Kotel for the last 3,000 years.  Reflections will bring you examples of these writings, from midrashim, poetry, halacha, and more.   This month's Reflections piece reflects what so many of us feel about the Wall.  It was written by staff of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation.   Read more...



The history of the Kotel is a mosaic rich with anecdotes about people and events. Chronicles will be bringing you these stories as sketches, to give you a taste of times gone by, and of the people who influenced them.  This month's piece takes us back to the exciting day of June 7th, 1967, the day the Israeli army liberated the Western Wall and the Temple Mount. Read more...




We, at the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, persistently work at building bridges and bonds between the world and Jerusalem.  In the Spotlight will illuminate a different one of our exciting programs every month. Do you know what percentage of Israeli children have been to Jerusalem and to the Western Wall?  The statistics will amaze you. Read more...



A picture paints a thousand words.  The Gallery column will be bringing you photographs, paintings, and illustrations that are related to the Western Wall.  This month’s selection is particularly moving as it conveys the immense excitement of returning to the Wall after it was liberated in 1967.
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Throughout the ages, Jews from around the world longed for Jerusalem.  Yearning for Jerusalem will be bringing you stories, Judaica, or current events which convey this longing.  Did you know, for example, that the Western Wall is covered in ancient graffiti? 
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This column is for you, the Jewish educator.  The Teacher's Room will be the meeting place for all of us who teach the history, events, personalities, and significance of Jerusalem.  Let's work together!  Share with us your ideas for activities, lessons, and creative ways of conveying "Jerusalem", and we will publish them here.  In this month's column, see how our videoconferencing program can bridge the distance between you and Jerusalem. Read more...



As much as we try to describe something in words, nothing works better than seeing and hearing it for yourself.  In Multimedia every month, we will treat you to the sights and sounds of Jerusalem, past and present.  To complement the description of our videoconferencing program in this month's newspaper, we prepared a short clip for you that illustrates this incredible tool so you can see how it might work for you.  See clip...



         
In 1988, the government of Israel established the Western Wall Heritage Foundation. The Foundation's objectives are to convey to all segments of the Jewish people the spirit and the heritage of the Western Wall and Jerusalem, to preserve and develop the Western Wall and Tunnels complex, and to develop educational frameworks that link Jews everywhere to our eternal chain of generations.


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