Why the Western Wall Still Matters

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Date: Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 3:31 PM
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The Western Wall Today

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Though the Temple hasn’t stood in nearly 2,000 years, its sole remnant continues to attract countless Jewish worshippers and remains the focal point of daily prayer.

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