Screenshot of the Western Wall live camera feed from english.thekotel.orgInclined to seek God with humility? Thousands have come to Israel to do this very thing on Yom Kippur 5777 - a.k.a. 2016. Via live webcams, you too can join worshippers with repentant hearts.


Unable to be in Israel for Yom Kippur? Thanks to the Internet and webcam technology, you can be in virtual attendance in the Kotel, at the Western Wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City.

There are two websites that offer free webcam views of the Western Wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City.

Aish.com offers a high-tech camera that allows viewers to zoom in and out from the center of action in the Kotel - the area in front of the Western Wall. The best site for viewing the Wall with this camera is


Another website sponsored by the Western Wall Heritage Foundation offers two webcams outside the Wall and one inside Wilson's Arch where Orthodox men gather to pray. Both cameras can be accessed at this website:


Tzom Kal and G'mar Hatimah Tovah. May you have an easy fast.

And may your name be inscribed in the Book of Life.


Brian Schrauger is the Editor-in-Chief of the Jerusalem Journal. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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