The Wailing Wall, in Hebrew "Hakotel Hama'aravi", this wall is a symbol of Judaism, the symbol of a people and a nation. The massive stretch of wall is a large segment of the sustaining wall of the western side of the Temple Esplanade. Among the numerous customs observed by the faithful who pray below the great, thousand-year-old, stone blocks is that of leaving in the cracks between the stones little pieces of paper with vows and prayers written on them.