Asked in Western Wall (Wailing Wall)
Why is the wailing wall is a sacred site?
January 01, 2011 2:23AM
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.