Western Wall

This remnant of the Second Temple is an important symbol in Judaism.

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The Temple was destroyed, but a part remained. The Western Wall served as a reminder that the Temple could never be totally destroyed. The hope for its rebuilding remained strong in that era and over the centuries. The seemingly minor changes in the laws by Constantine allowed the Jews some solace and inspiration on their day of mourning.

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Larry Domnitch

Larry Domnitch is a freelance writer and Jewish educator. He has a master's degree in Jewish history from Yeshiva University's Bernard Revel Graduate School.