Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Really Cool Picture of the Western Wall 90 Years Ago

Two British soldiers at the Kotel, 1921
It’s hard to imagine a better picture to offer in the summer heat, especially on the 17th of Tamuz, the Jewish fast day commemorating the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem prior to the destruction of the second Temple.

Two British soldiers at the Western Wall during a major snow storm in 1921.  (From the Library of Congress Matson collection. ) 

1921 snow in Jerusalem
And a bonus picture of kids doing in the snow what kids do, even 90 years ago, even in Jerusalem.

1 comment:

  1. Ah the Berlin Wall was a structure of division and it was also a symbol of division for the post-war Germany.
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