The stones of the Kotel have born witness to cultures rising and falling, as authentic Judaism has endured.
Normally packed with tens of thousands of worshipers, this year only 2,500 will be permitted to attend main Selichot events.
A mutual declaration on the issue of the Temple Mount may affect the motivation and incentives for all sides to find a solution to other core issues at the heart of the conflict.
Penitential prayer services begin every night at 12:30 a.m. with a central event led by a cantor in order to allow all the capsules to pray together.
Women of the Wall attacked at Western Wall, suspect arrested
The researchers have been able to pin down the moment of the destruction to 586 BCE, when the Babylonians conquered Jerusalem and devastated its temple.
Before the onset of the pandemic, the Western Wall Foundation typically welcomed in over a half-a-million visitors to the tunnels annually.
Yuval Baruch has headed the Jerusalem division at the Israel Antiquities Authority for over ten years.
After hundreds stormed past security at the Western Wall on Wednesday night, the beginning of Tisha B'Av, police are preparing for violent protests tonight when the holiday ends.