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Why was the western wall built?


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Who built western wall?

The Western Wall was built by Herod the Great as part of his expansion of the Second Temple.


Where was the western wall built?

Jerusalem, Israel


What are any deities or representations at the western wall?

The western wall has no visible deities or representations of deities; it just looks like a wall, built out of rather large blocks. The significance of the western wall is purely symbolic.


What did King Herod build?

he built the western ( wailing ) wall.


Why is the wailing wall called 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. 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. The reason that it is called the "Western Wall" is that it is the retaining wall on the western side of the esplanade.


When was The Wailing Wall built?

There is no such thing as a wailing wall. This is a misnomer imposed by non-Jewish people who misunderstood the distinctive 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.


Sentences using the word western wall?

She is over by the western wall. Position yourself by the western wall. The tree by the western wall has fallen. He was found by the western wall. The western wall has caved in. We are going to meet by the western wall. Why weren't you by the western wall? We decided to paint the western wall green. The western wall is completely destroyed! He is by the western wall, that's where his sister was hiding. Pick the box by the western wall up. The western wall, the one with the tree that splits in two near it, has fallen. Why do you need sentences including the words "western wall"?


Is the Western Wall the same as the wall Nehemiah built?

No. Nehemiah's wall was a fortification structure that surrounded the Old City of Jerusalem and has since been completely destroyed. The Western Wall is a retaining wall within the city to make the Great Temple esplanade level.


Why was Berlin Wall built for?

It was built by the Russians to keep the population of East Germany in East Germany and to separate it from the Western sectors.


Why is the Western or 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. 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.


Who built 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. The western wall was built as part of the expansion of the 2nd Jewish Temple. It is a retaining wall of the Temple mount that was built by King Herod.


What was the Berlin Wall built and why?

At the end of Ww2 the Russians got to Berlin before the Western countries. As a result Berlin was divided into a eastern and western sections. The result of that was communist east Germany and west Germany. The Berlin Wall was built to keep people in eastern Germany and to keep Western influence out.


Why was the western wall made?

The Western Wall was the Western wall of the Second Temple compound.


When do people go to the western wall?

I think they went there because long ago there was a great king called Soloman and he built a temple and it got destroyed but years later another one was built and was hidden underground and thats when the Western Wall was built over the temple to protect it from intruders over the world who wanted to destroy it or keep it for themselves to look like they were rich


What country was the Berlin Wall built?

Germany.The Berlin Wall was built in East Germany.To prevent the Western powers from demanding the Wall be removed because it was on Western territory, the East Germans built the inside wall exactly 30 centimeters on their side of the DDR-West Berlin border. 30 centimeters doesn't sound like much, but when one considers the whole Wall was 117 miles in length you can see the DDR gave up many acres of land.


Where was Hadrian's Wall built?

From the north western cost of England to Wallsend near Newcastle on the northeast coast.


What continent is the wailing wall on?

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, Israel, which is on the continent of Asia. 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.


Why is the western wall so significant to Jews?

King Solomon built a temple on Mt. Moriah, the site of the western wall. It was torn down by a Babylonian Army but was rebuilt. In 72 AD, the Roman Army tore the rebuilt temple down. All that remains is the western wall. That wall is part of their history that has been around for 3,000 years.


Where is western wall?

The Western wall is located on the western side of the temple mount (called the Western Wall Plaza), in the heart of old Jerusalem.


What is near 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. 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. Near the wall is the Temple mount, and on top of the mountain is a mosque.


What Muslim building is situated near the western wall?

The wall situated by the western wall (wailing wall ) is the .....


What is the name of the wall where Jews pray?

The Western Wall (often incorrectly named the Wailing Wall) is the holiest site in the world for Jews and "wall where Jews pray" as phrased in the question. The Second Great Temple (as built by Prophets Ezra and Nehemiah and improved by King Herod) had a large esplanade or plaza. However, as Jerusalem is hilly, the northeastern corner was at a higher elevation than the southwest corner. As a result, retaining walls for the esplanade were built on the western and southern sides of the esplanade to keep it level. The Western Wall is the portion of the western retaining wall that is the closest area to where the Holy of Holies sat on the esplanade. The Western Wall is often incorrectly stated or oversimplified to be a part of the Second Temple. The Second Temple was completely destroyed by the Roman General Titus when he conquered the city in 70 C.E. As said above, the Western Wall is part of the esplanade itself (i.e. the retaining wall) as opposed to the Second Temple building individually.


What does the western wall mean to pilgrims?

The Western Wall is the holiest site in the world for Jews.The Second Great Temple (as built by Prophets Ezra and Nehemiah and improved by King Herod) had a large esplanade or plaza. However, as Jerusalem is hilly, the northeastern corner was at a higher elevation than the southwest corner. As a result, retaining walls for the esplanade were built on the western and southern sides of the esplanade to keep it level. The Western Wall is the portion of the western retaining wall that is the closest area to where the Holy of Holies sat on the esplanade.The Western Wall is often incorrectly stated or oversimplified to be a part of the Second Temple. The Second Temple was completely destroyed by the Roman General Titus when he conquered the city in 70 C.E. As said above, the Western Wall is part of the esplanade itself (i.e. the retaining wall) as opposed to the Second Temple building individually.


What was built to divide the German city of Berlin into a communist eastern sector and a democratic western sector?

The Berlin Wall


What do the Jews pray at the Western Wall?

The Western Wall is a remnant of the Jewish temple, built by King Solomon. Up until the Romans destroyed it it was the center of religion for the Jews and is still considered to be one of theri holyest sites.