"The Belzer Rebbe, Rebbe Ahazon, zatsal, when visiting the wall would search for a certain protruding stone. He would pray at that spot, explaining that his father, Reb Yissachar Dov, zatzal, had told him that this stone was directly opposite the Kodesh Hakodashim (Holy of Holies)." (page 7: http://ohr.edu/ohrnet/5759/bereishi/noach.pdf)

Which stone is it ? Do you have a picture of it or way to find it ?

  • In what year did Reb Yissachar Dov, visit the kotel to point out the stone?
    – avi
    Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 17:18
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    Could he have been at the little kotel in the Moslem quarter? Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 17:42

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There is no stone on the exposed kotel which is opposite the kodesh hakadoshim. However if you go to the tunnel tours there is a spot marked which is.

See this page for maps and pictures:


  • Wouldn't the spot above the spot marked below also be opposite the Kodesh haKodoshim?
    – Double AA
    Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 6:49
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    The spot above, is the middle of some building and is not open to the public.
    – avi
    Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 7:18
  • @avi : I am looking for stone the Belzer rabbi was looking for. According to Rav Moshe Shternbuch, according to the Zohar also, the kodesh hakodashim is just behind the Kotel.
    – ari
    Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 16:38
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    @ari How can the Zohar be talking about the Kotel plaza that is open to the public today?
    – avi
    Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 16:58
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    Ok, well good luck. Does it have to be on the men's side?
    – avi
    Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 17:12

The Belzer Rebbe, Rebbe Ahazon moved to Israel in 1944 but passed in 1957. The western wall was off limits to Jews from 1948 until 1967.

Here is a picture from the side of what the Kotel would have looked like to anyone visiting the Kotel between 1944 and 1948.

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I have looked at other images as well, and the only stone that appears to be protruding to me, is the one which is next to the large bush, about 7 stones up, and about 13-15 stones away from "close edge". In the 1920s, the British "cleaned up" the wall, for the sake of it being a world heritage site, or something similar.

Other pictures from the era, do not show any stones sticking out, but one stone in particular is seen as being pushed in. That stone can be seen even today, and it is easy to spot.

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  • Yashar Coach for your answer ! Maybe the protruding stone was low, in the first range. We dont see these stones in your first picture.
    – ari
    Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 21:43
  • @ari that is why I put in the second picture, so you can see the first row. There is the stone sticking in, but no stone sticking out.
    – avi
    Commented Jan 7, 2014 at 9:54
  • Maybe one day a belzer hassid will see my question and give me the answer. Who knows.
    – ari
    Commented Jan 8, 2014 at 23:15
  • Please edit in credits for where you got these pictures from.
    – Isaac Moses
    Commented Feb 12, 2015 at 14:50

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