Any visit to Jerusalem's Old City -- whether you are religious or secular, of any religion -- would not be complete without a visit to the Western Wall -- the last remnant of the Second Temple and the holiest site in Judaism. Above it lies the Temple Mount, which holds the silver-domed Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam. If you're Jewish and want to go up to the Temple Mount and visit the mosque, you're out of luck... Muslims, however, as well as people of any other religion, are freely allowed to visit the Western Wall. Just don't take pictures when you're there, as the signs tell you (or at least don't be too obvious about it). Many people write a wish on a small piece of paper, fold it up as much as possible, and place it in a crack in the wall (among the thousands of other such wishes already there!). If you're there on a day when the Torah is read (usually Mondays and Thursdays, between 8 am and 3 pm), you will likely see a number of Jewish boys celebrating their Bar Mitzvah (a ceremony Jewish boys go through at age 13 which represents the transition from childhood to adulthood).
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