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1. The Wailing Wall

The Wailing Wall is the most significant religious site in the world for the Jewish people. Also known as the Western Wall, it is part of the remaining ancient wall that surrounded the courtyard of the destroyed Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. The wall dates to the year 70, when the Romans destroyed Judaism’s holiest site. Called the Kotel in Hebrew, the wall is a place of pilgrimage for Jews, who often place written prayers into its cracks. The kotel has remained unmoved over 2,000 years of Jewish history. Jews were barred from the wall when it was under Jordanian control between 1948 and 1967, but today it is seen as a symbol of the enduring resilience and continuity of the Jewish religion and nation.

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