Western Wall camera

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A screenshot of Aish HaTorah's Western Wall camera

A Western Wall camera, also known as a wallcam, is a live webcam that displays action at the Western Wall live as it is taking place.

Some cameras operate all the time. Others refrain from operating during Shabbat and Jewish holy days.

Operators

There are several operators of Western Wall cameras.[1] Some of the operators also provide a service of allowing people to remotely place notes in the wall by entering their prayers on a site, which are then printed and placed in the wall by a volunteer in Jerusalem.[2]

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation is one of the operators. By providing this service, they enable people to view the wall without the expense of traveling there.[3]

Virtual Jerusalem began providing the service December 5, 1996 (the first night of Hanukkah) by installing a camera on a yeshiva opposite the Kotel Plaza. The camera started filming all action live except on Shabbat and Jewish festivals.[4]

Aish HaTorah provides this service on their site.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ The future of art in a digital age: from Hellenistic to Hebraic consciousness, Melvin L. Alexenberg, Intellect Books, 2006, p. 49.
  2. ^ Laqueur, W. (2006). Dying for Jerusalem: The Past, Present and Future of the Holiest City. Sourcebooks. p. 306. ISBN 9781402206320. Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  3. ^ Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) Article date:February 21, 1999 Author:Welsch, Chris
  4. ^ Western Wall on the Web; Jerusalem Post; November 25, 1996; JUDY SIEGEL
  5. ^ Cyber worship in multifaith perspectives By Mohamed Taher
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