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Minhag or din? Apart from this Magen Avraham on not turning your back on the heichel (which I don't know if it is a din or minhag), could anyone point me to support for the practice of walking backwards away from the kotel? If it is a din, how do you determine at which point do you turn back to your normal walking direction? It is not a duplicate of question as the kotel may or may not be treated halachically differently.

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    @DonielF it's certainly a shul. Perhaps if the question was reworded to ask if such a minhag or din exists for the kosel even if it wouldn't be a shul? – רבות מחשבות Jan 4 '18 at 6:28
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    @don Not a duplicate since that question doesn't ask at which point one turns around, which may be unique at the kotel which doesn't have doorways. – Loewian Jan 4 '18 at 15:28
  • I like that a Yerushalmi would ask about the Kotel :-) @רבותמחשבות mentions a good point that we currently treat it as a "shul", so in that sense, it should have the same rules. However, I wonder if the Kotel has a higher or different status than a normal shul as it is a remnant of the Bet Hamikdash? Or does it have no Kedusha as such? For clarity, is your question based on this assumption? If so, you may want to edit in this point. – DanF Jan 4 '18 at 18:37
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    @Yerushalmi you are welcome , I am happy to help a Jew, (BTW there also is beta.hebrewbooks.org/tursa.aspx?a=oc_x507 ) – hazoriz Jan 7 '18 at 2:31
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    @Yerushalmi thank you for the opportunity. I do not know what is the best way, what I did was click on the saif in the shulchan aruch sefaria.org/Shulchan_Arukh,_Orach_Chayim.132.2 then clicked on commentary sefaria.org/Shulchan_Arukh,_Orach_Chayim.132.2?with=Commentary then on Mogain Avraham – hazoriz Jan 7 '18 at 2:59

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