About the project
The Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall and the Kotel (in Hebrew), is Judaism’s most sacred location. The visible wall is a portion of a retaining wall that dates from the time of the Second Temple (516 BCE – 70CE). It derives its holiness from its proximity to the sacred Holy of Holies on the Temple Mount, the most holy place in Judaism. The Jerusalem Foundation supported purchase of wheelchairs to enable disabled visitors to access the nearby Western Wall tunnels in 1994.