Exploring the Significance of the Western Wall Notes
A Cultural and Historical Perspective
The Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall or the Kotel, is one of the most significant religious site in Judaism.
Located in the Old City of Jerusalem, it is the last remaining wall of the Second Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE.
For centuries, people have been leaving notes in the cracks of the wall, expressing their hopes, fears, dreams, and prayers.
Notes, inserted into the Western Wall, according to the Bible, go straight to God and all requests and prayers will be heard, no matter where the person is from and what religion he is.

Because here are the gates of Paradise, open for prayer.
But what is the historical and cultural significance of these notes?
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The tradition of leaving notes on the Western Wall dates back to the 16th century. According to Jewish tradition, the Western Wall is the closest point to the Holy of Holies, the innermost sanctum place on Earth.