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wailing wall

noun

Definition of wailing wall

  1. 1 capitalized :  a surviving section of the wall which in ancient times formed a part of the enclosure of Herod's temple near the Holy of Holies and at which Jews traditionally gather for prayer and religious lament

  2. 2 :  a source of comfort and consolation in misfortune




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