the western wall

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the Western Wall definition


A wall in the old city of Jerusalem, whose stones may have formed part of the Temple of Solomon. Sometimes called the Wailing Wall, it is visited in great numbers by Jews as a holy place that commemorates their sorrows from earliest times.

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