• People from Around the World Gather to Pray at the Western Wall

    1 month ago - By Global Traveler Usa

    The day we visited, we each brought our biggest worry, written on a scrap of paper, meticulously folded into the smallest possible contortion, ready to slip into a crack of the Western Wall. Feeling giddy, we descended a limestone staircase into the rectangular Prayer Plaza .
    On this afternoon before Shabbat, which began at sundown, a stream of people churned through the men's and women's areas. As directed by Jewish Orthodox tradition, genders are separated by a wooden mechitza partition to obscure the view of the opposite sex.
    On their side, the men faced the Wall, praying. Some held...
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