Questions tagged [kotel-western-wall]

western retaining wall of the Temple Mount

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Praying while Facing Away from Kotel?

I was recently at the Kotel during Erev Shabbat, and I saw that while most people were facing toward the wall, a few were facing away from it, toward the entrance ramp, and fervently praying in that ...
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Source for kedushah of the kotel?

I’ve heard before that the kedushah of the beis hamikdash went into the kosel when it was destroyed, anyone know of a source? Any other sources of the kedushah/value of the kosel in general?
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Distance between foundation stone and western wall

What is the distance between the foundation stone and the western wall? Does the Talmud or anything say anything about the distance?
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Shechiyanu on seeing Kotel

The Rivevos Ephraim 4:54:11 wonders if one says a shechiyanu upon seeing the kotel for the first time,and he brings a source who quotes the opinion of Rav Kook who held one is obligated to make a ...