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Why is the Western or Wailing Wall sacred to Jews?

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There is no such thing as a wailing wall. This is a misnomer imposed by non-Jewish people who misunderstood the dinstinctive style of Jewish prayer, and thought it was wailing.

You are most likely referring to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

The Western Wall was built as part of the expansion of the 2nd Jewish Temple, approximate 20 BCE. It is a retaining wall of the Temple mount that was built by King Herod.

Jews generally say prayers at the Western Wall, and there is a tradition of placing notes inside the wall's cracks.

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Where is sacred wailing wall?

The Western Wall is located in Jerusalem, Israel. There is no such thing as a wailing wall. This is a misnomer imposed by non-Jewish people who misunderstood the dinstinctive style of Jewish prayer at the "Western Wall", and thought it was wailing.


Are the Western Wall and Wailing Wall the same thing?

Yes. The proper name is the "Western Wall", but Non-Jews gave it the name "Wailing Wall" from a failure to understand that Jewish prayer is not wailing.


Why might you hear wailing at the wailing wall?

There is no such thing as a "Wailing Wall". That term was mistake made by non-Jews when they first saw the Jewish style of prayer. It is called the Western Wall or the Kotel. You do not hear wailing at the Western Wall. You hear Hebrew prayers.


Why is wailing wall important to Jews?

The correct name is The Western Wall or the Kotel. The term "wailing wall" was used by British soldiers as an insult to Jews. The Western Wall is the last remaining structure of the Second Temple, the centre of Judaism.


Why is the wailing wall scared of Jews?

There is no such thing as a wailing wall. This is a misnomer imposed by non-Jewish people who misunderstood the dinstinctive style of Jewish prayer, and thought it was wailing. Also, the wall is not scared of Jews, but it is sacred to Jews because it is the last remnant of the outer retaining wall of the ancient Temple.


When do Jews wail at the Wailing Wall?

The Wailing Wall is in fact a small remnant of the wall that surrounded the Jewish Courtyard at Temple Mount. Jews pray there because it is believed to be sacred and the wall is filled with prayers written on to slips of paper. The wailing refers to the tears that the Jews have cried for the destruction of their culture.


The wailing wall is in which city?

There is no such thing as a wailing wall. This term is a mistake made by non-Jews when they first saw the Jewish style of prayer at the Western Wall. The Western Wall is located in Jerusalem, Israel.


Why do Jews put prayers in the western wall?

because their first temple was destoyed and all that was left was the western wall (the wailing wall)


Where is the waling wall?

The term 'Wailing Wall' was used by British soldiers in reference to the Western Wall of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. The term 'Wailing Wall' was an insult against Jews, implying that when Jews pray they wail.


How do you say wailing wall in Hebrew?

The term "wailing wall" is a misnomer, resulting from the first British soldiers observing Jews praying at the wall (they thought the Jews were wailing).The correct term is Western Wall, and it is called ha Kotel ha Ma'aravi (הַכֹּתֶל הַמַּעֲרָבִי)


Why do Jews shuffle at the wailing wall?

There is no such thing as a wailing wall. This is a misnomer imposed by non-Jewish people who misunderstood the dinstinctive style of Jewish prayer, and thought it was wailing. You are most likely referring to the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Jews do not "shuffle" at the Western Wall. They pray. Some Jews rock back and forth during prayer, which has many interpretations. Jews generally say prayers at the Western Wall, and there is a tradition of placing notes inside the wall's cracks.


What portion of the second temple is now left as a symbol for the Jews?

the western wall/ the wailing wall/ the Kotel


Why do the Jews go to the wailing wall?

There is no such thing as a wailing wall. This is a misnomer imposed by non-Jewish people who misunderstood the dinstinctive style of Jewish prayer, and thought it was wailing. Jews go to the Western Wall to pray, commune with God, and to see their ancient roots.


Where did the wailing wall come from?

First, the correct name is the Western Wall. The term Wailing Wall was used by the British as an insult to Jews. Second, the Western Wall, which is located in Jerusalem, is the last remaining section of the wall that surrounded the Second Temple.


How did the Wailing Wall get its name?

Christians who saw the Jewish prayer along the Western Wall were unfamiliar with the typical morose-sounding tone of Jewish prayer and believed that they were witnessing a lamentation. As a result, they termed the Western Wall as the "Wailing Wall" since they thought that the Jews were crying and wailing.


Who goes to the wailing wall?

First, the correct term for the location is the Western Wall. The term 'Wailling Wall' was used by the British as an insult to Jews. Second, Jews visit the wailing wall to pray as it is the last remnant of the Second Temple. Many non-Jews also visit the Wall.


Why is the wailing wall is a sacred site?

There is no such thing as a wailing wall. This is a misnomer imposed by non-Jewish people who misunderstood the dinstinctive style of Jewish prayer at the "Western Wall", and thought it was wailing. The western wall is the last remnant of the outer retaining wall of the Second Temple. The wall is so important because it is the closest Jewish people can get to the site of the Temple.


Why is the wailing wall sacred to Jews?

There is no such thing as a wailing wall. This is a misnomer imposed by non-Jewish people who misunderstood the dinstinctive style of Jewish prayer, and thought it was wailing. You are most likely referring to the Western Wall in Jerusalem, which is the last remnant of the outer retaining wall of the ancient Holy Temple. Jews pray at the wall because for many different personal reasons, but in general, it is a place of prayer and hope. Jews pray there NOT because God is closer to them there, but because they feel God's presense more clearly there.


Why put notes in wailing wall?

There is no such thing as a Wailing Wall. This is a misnomer invented by non-Jews who didn't understand the Jewish style of prayer, and thought the people were wailing. Jews go to the Western Wall, or Kotel, to pray and commune with God. There is a tradition of putting scraps of paper containing prayers into the wall.


Why do people cry at the wailing wall?

There is no such thing as a Wailing Wall. This is a misnomer invented by non-Jews who didn't understand the Jewish style of prayer, and thought the people were wailing. People do not cry at the Western Wall. They go there to pray and commune with God.


In what sacred place in Jerusalem do Jews pray?

The Western Wall (or Kotel).


Does the wailing wall belong to Muslims or Jews?

Jews


The name of Jews holy building?

We don't necessarily have a "holy building" we have a Synagogue which is a house of prayer and study etc. The ruined Temple in Jerusalem is the only building particularly sacred to Jews. That's what the Western Wall or Wailing Wall is, the last visible remains of the Temple.


What do Jews do at the Wailing Wall?

Pray.


Do people call the wailing wall the western wall more or the wailing wall?

The proper name is the Western Wall or kotel. the term "wailing wall" is a mistaken term created by British soldiers who didn't understand the Jewish style of prayer, and thought they were wailing.