to Aish HaTorah's Tunnel Tour (aish.com) An
extensive virtual tour of the Western Wall tunnels opened in the fall
of 1996. Begins with a "Real Audio Tour Guide"
presentation and continues through many pages of information and
pictures about the full length of the Western Wall.
- The Western Wall and its Tunnels (Israel MFA)
Gives the background of the Temple Mount, highlighting the Western Wall,
both the section visible from the plaza and the length located in the
adjoining tunnel. Copy of this page at Jewish
The Western Wall (The
Israeli Mosaic) Contains informative sections on the wall itself,
Jewish tradition and the wall, recent history, and getting
there. Links throughout allow for in-depth study.
Wall (Christian Travel Study Program) Limited
text, but site features several good pictures with excellent identifying
Kotel Ham'aravi (Camp
S'dei Chemed International) Describes both the history and
significance of the wall from a distinctly Jewish perspective.
Kotel (Agency for Jewish Education) Explains the more
modern historical background of the Western Wall.
Department for Jewish Zionist Education) A brief look at the wall,
featuring a special section on the paratroopers who were the first
Israeli soldiers to enter the Old City during the Six Day War.
The Western Wall (Hebrew
University) A brief description of the history and
tradition associated with the wall.
A Prayer at the
Western Wall (Shema Yisrael) Provides a service to Jewish
people around the world by receiving written prayers at a location
in Jerusalem and placing them into a crack in the wall on behalf of
the petitioner. Illustrates the Jewish belief that the wall is
the "shortest route to G-d's ear."
Kotel (Jerusalem Archives) Spotlights a photograph of
the Western Wall in 1920. Text describes current
events of that time, including the formation of the Hagana
in June of that year.
KotelCam.TV Features a
live camera view of the Western Wall. Also includes a
"pictorial history of the Kotel" link.
Window on the Western Wall (aish.com)
Includes another live camera view of the Western Wall, as well
as other related links.
The Western Wall
- Kotel (inisrael.com) Displays an almost 360
degree "panoramic view."
The Kotel (Personal
Page, Jabberwocky.com) Showcases large photographs with
(Personal Page) Features several nice black & white
photographs, artistically presenting unusual views of the
wall. Text is rather limited.
Major General Sir
Charles William Wilson (Palestine Exploration Fund) A
biographical sketch of a British military man who did extensive archaeological work in
Jerusalem, including the identification of the Herodian arch, located in
the men's prayer section, now named for him.
See also the new
pages of the
Wailing Wall in the 1800s
and the transformation from the Wailing Wall to the
Western Wall in the 1960s.