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Western Wall

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. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for Western Wall

Western Wall

(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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