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18 Tevet 5765

Removing Shoes at the Kotel

Rabbi Elchanan Lewis

What is the source of the old Minhag of removing ones shoes at the Kotel and why did the practice fall into disuse?

I did not hear of that old custom but that does not mean it did not exist.
I reckon it comes from the Halacha that one is not allowed to enter the temple mount with shoes as a sign of awe (Rambam Beit Habchira 7; 2), and the reason it is not common practice is because it is not temple mount but only the Kotel.

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