Kotel app on iPhone.
(photo credit: AP)
Anyone who’s ever had an immediate need for a virtual tour of the Western Wall
Tunnels will not have to wait any longer, as the Western Wall Heritage Center
released its official “Kotel Application” for iPhones this week in Hebrew,
English, and Russian. The application will allow users to see a live video feed
of the Western Wall Plaza, send a note to be put in the Wall, or learn about the
history of the area through virtual tours.
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“The Western Wall has been in
the heart of every Jew in the world for 2,000 years,” Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel
Rabinovitz said. “So it's natural that in this technological age, there are ways
to express the love and dedication of Jews to the Western Wall and to
He added that he hoped the application would “strengthen the
young generation’s bond to the Kotel and encourage even more to come and connect
to the chain of Jewish generations.” The application is available from Apple’s
iTunes store free of charge.