Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Preparing the Western Wall stones for Passover

TEMPLE MOUNT WATCH: Kotel stones get inoculated? Antiquities Authority prepares for Passover. Among routine restoration works, limestone-based grout is injected into fissures to repair cracks (Rossella Tercatin, Jerusalem Post).
“Over 12 million people visit the Western Wall Plaza each year,” said the director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, Mordechai (Suli) Eliav. “Although this year, in the shadow of COVID-19, people are increasingly ‘visiting’ the Western Wall virtually, we are already preparing for the return of visitors to the Wall. The Western Wall Heritage Foundation is making every endeavor to preserve the Wall’s ancient stones and ensure its stability for the safety of worshipers and visitors.”

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