n. "The Western Wall[/wailing wall]." (Glinert)
"I'm going to pray at the Kotel tomorrow."
"The Kotel is holy because it is the last remnant of the Temple."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
כותל 'lit. wall', short for הכותל 'the Wall' or הכותל המערבי 'the Western Wall'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
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