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        12/29/2011, Tevet 3, 5772

      40,000 Visitors to Western Wall during Hanukkah


      About 40,000 people visited the Western Wall of the Temple in Jerusalem's Old City during the just-concluded Hanukkah holiday, according to the Western Wall Heritage Fund, which called the figure a marked increase over last year, adding that there was a rise in visits to the Western Wall Tunnels and the Chain of the Generations Center.

      Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz of the Western Wall and Holy Places reacted by saying, "The large number of visitors is testimony to the deep connection of the Jewish people to the holy stones and its heritage."

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