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Wailing Wall

noun

Western Wall

noun
1.
a wall in Jerusalem where Jews, on certain occasions, assemble for prayer and lamentation: traditionally believed to be the remains of the western wall of Herod's temple, destroyed by the Romans in a.d. 70.
Also called Wailing Wall.
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  • Did he haunt the Wailing Wall, then, sharing the woe of his brethren?

  • Darkshawled figures of the circumcised, in sackcloth and ashes, stand by the Wailing Wall.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • Passover was selected to insult their deepest religious feelings, by barring them access to the Wailing Wall during that week.

    With the Judans in the Palestine Campaign J. H. (John Henry) Patterson
British Dictionary definitions for Wailing Wall

Wailing Wall

noun
1.
another name for Western Wall

Western Wall

noun
1.
(Judaism) a wall in Jerusalem, the last extant part of the Temple of Herod, held sacred by Jews as a place of prayer and pilgrimage Also called Wailing Wall
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