The Wailing Wall or Western Wall, or Kotel is an ancient limestone wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is a relatively small segment of a far longer ancient retaining wall, known also in its entirety as the "Western Wall". The wall was originally erected as part of the expansion of the Second Jewish Temple by Herod the Great. The Western Wall is considered holy due to its connection to the Temple Mount. The Wailing Wall is the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray, though it is not the holiest site in the Jewish faith, which lies behind it - the temple’s Holy of Holies on the Temple Mount.
“…As a child I remember walking to the Wailing Wall through the narrow streets of the Old City. Then after turning around the last few corners the Wall appears in its full glory. Full of people from all over the world who come to visit and touch its ancient huge stones. Some of those stones are so big it Is not clear how they were brought there. The biggest stone is 14 meters long and weighs 600 tons. …”