The event was spread across two days this year to allow as many people as possible to attend despite the coronavirus pandemic.
This marks the first time that a priestly blessing event at this capacity has occurred since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak.
The notes placed in the cracks of the Western Wall are cleared out twice a year: before Passover and before Rosh Hashana.
The initiative started in Spain, where believers from the various religions conveyed prayers for the clergy to place in the Western Wall.
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Among routine restoration works, limestone-based grout is injected into fissures to repair cracks.
Shoshana Ovitz survived Auschwitz after witnessing her mother being handed over to the infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele.
The Western Wall Plaza reopened on Sunday morning to people from all over the country following the one kilometer restriction being removed.
The Jewish people have been voting with their collective feet, consistently coming to pray at the original Western Wall plaza and upholding the 1,500-year-old prayer tradition.
Friedman came full circle, as when he began his role as ambassador, landing in Israel in May of 2017, his first act was to pray at the Western Wall.