The Western Wall is a sacred space, a focal point of prayer and spirituality for thousands of years. A holy place where we can connect to the Almighty with devotion, a place to pour out our hearts in prayer. The Wall represents the unity of the Jewish people. It is the heritage for all Jews and represents the glory of the past and the hope for the future.
The traditions of prayer at the Wall reach back to the days of King Solomon, we believe that these traditions, enshrined by history and the practice of Jews for generations, should be respected by all. Unfortunately, some who made modifications to the ancient Jewish traditions have attempted to impose those innovations on others at the Wall. We represent the majority of Jews worldwide who support the retention of the traditions at the Wall as has been practiced since the time when the Temple was first built by King Solomon. We believe that rights of the millions who pray at the Wall throughout the year should be respected.
While we respect those who desire a sincere connection to G-d in whatever form, we ask that they respect thousands of years of tradition, and the rights of those who wish to pray as has been done for generations.
We ask all who come to Wall to follow the teachings of Aaron, Ohev Shalom, Rodef Shalom-to love and pursue peace, and to treat all with respect and dignity.