Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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A Night at the Kotel

by Reb Akiva @ Mystical Paths

My daughter returned from a trip visiting my mother overseas.  After coming home and dropping off her suitcases, she asked me to take her to the Kotel (the Western Wall).

We arrived late night and found the Old City of Jerusalem an absolute tourist madhouse, even given the very late hour.  Not only is it high tourist season, but it’s bein hazmanim (yeshiva and kollel are out) and prime vacation season among Israeli’s.

Here’s some pictures from late last night…

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There’s always some intense davening (praying) going on at the Kotel…

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Father and son?

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Family or not, all Jews are brothers and here they pray together.

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It’s the middle of the night.  Do you know where your prayers are?

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These folks do…

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But the tefillin stand is empty!  Where’s Reb Gutman???

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Surely at home sleeping, gaining energy to put tefillin on all visitors needing them tomorrow morning.

1 comments:

Shiloh said...

I would certainly rather see Jews in white, celebrating then wearing black, appearing to be mourning. We can change the reality, no?

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