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Western Wall and Dome of the Rock Mosque, Jerusalem, Israel

The Western Wall, a remnant of the ancient wall that surrounded the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Herod the Great is believed to have started building it around 19 BC. The wall goes far below street level and many sections of the Western Wall are concealed behind structures running along the whole length of the Temple Mount. There is just a small portion that remains and is still visible.

The Western Wall (Hebrew הכותל המערבי, ha-ha-Maarawi Kotel, also called the Western Wall) - the only surviving to this day remnant of the Temple. At present it is the holiest place of Judaism. The surviving walls are part of the second temple built on the hill of Moriah.

The Israeli postal service sorts over 2 million pieces of mail daily, and inevitably some of those letters come addressed to God. Rather than consign the letters to bins of undeliverable mail, letters addressed to God are collected and deposited at the Western Wall a few times a year. Postal authorities consider the letters private conversations with God and do not open them. Letters come from all corners of the globe.

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Jerusalén, Israel. El Muro Occidental o Kotel se encuentra en la ciudad vieja de Jerusalén, a los pies de la parte occidental del Monte del Templo.

The Western Wall, or Kotel, in the Old City of Jerusalem has figured prominently in the Jewish consciousness for centuries. Generations dreamed of appearing before the old stone wall, even just once. Now, the Wall is active 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and the cracks between the rectangular stones are crammed with paper.