What is it about the word “wall” that makes it so fiendishly compelling and reflection on the theme so important to work on contemporary life in the humanities? The freighted and multivalent term crosses disciplines freely, joining currents emerging from various scholarly fields as well as some from the considerations of non-academic thinkers. “Walls” appear in all areas of the humanities. That fact in itself may be viewed as reason enough to reflect on its universality. It is a kind of “tool” that can be used for a variety of purposes, because after all, the raising of walls makes life easier for certain social groups while complicating other groups’ lives. The building of walls has its roots in the human being’s psychological and biological inheritance. Along the path of evolution, we learned that in order to be safe, we must fence ourselves off from threats, and in order to be able to do that, we must learn how to construct walls—indeed, even building oneself a home entails setting up at least four walls.