|Jews at the Kotel on Yom Kippur (circa 1904)|
See analysis of the grafitti on the wall for
dating this picture.
|Women at the Kotel|
The Turkish and British rulers of Jerusalem imposed restrictions on the Jewish worshippers, such as prohibiting chairs, forbidding screens to divide the men and women, and even banning the blowing of the shofar at the end of the Yom Kippur service.
For the 19 years that Jordan administered the Old City, 1948-1967, no Jews were permitted to pray at the Kotel.
|Jews at the Kotel (circa 1900). Note the|
Yemenite Jew at the right, probably an
immigrant from the 1880s
|"Jews wailing place" (1860)|
Some of the old pictures indicate that the worshippers on the left side of the Wall were women wearing shawls Today, women pray on the right side.
|Jews at the Kotel (circa 1917). Men|
are praying on the right side, past the
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