Western Wall Replica Unveiled in Brooklyn
A new replica of Jerusalem’s Western Wall was unveiled at the Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn, N.Y., last week. Israeli Public Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein and El Al Israel Airlines CEO Eliezer Shkedi unveiled the gigantic replica as the centerpiece of the museum’s 6,000-square-foot fourth floor.
Visitors can place notes in the cracks of the model. The notes will then be transported by El Al Airlines to Israel, where they will be placed inside the cracks of the actual Western Wall in Jerusalem.
“The Western Wall is a special place for us,” explained an early visitor, 9-year-old Nathen Cohen, according to Chabad.org. “Here at the Jewish Children’s Museum, we can pretend that we are at the Wall in Jerusalem, even though we are thousands of miles away.”