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Does the kotel (western wall) have the Kavod of a synagogue

R. Mordekhai Gross writes that it does indeed have the sanctity of a synagogue (Menuhath Emeth p. 383): השטח שמחוץ לכותל המערבי אינו הר הבית ולא נוהג בו קדושת הר הבית לפי דעת רוב הפוסקים. ולפיכך ...
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Does the kotel (western wall) have the Kavod of a synagogue

Like @DoubleAA asserts the plaza is where people daven. It can be argued that this does have the sanctity of a shul. Refer to the Yerushalmi Megilla which writes: עַד כְּדוֹן בְּשֶׁבְּנָייָהּ לְשֶׁם ...
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