Thursday, February 16, 2012

Preview: The Sabbath Walk in Jerusalem's Old City --
80 Years Ago

"Orthodox Jews on their usual walk to the Wailing Wall"
(circa 1935) 

Here are two photographs of the forthcoming feature on worshippers on their way to the Western Wall on a Sabbath 80 years ago.

Orthodox Jews on the way to the Western Wall who object
to their photos being taken on the Sabbath (circa 1935)

In 1948, the Jordanian Legion captured the Old City, imprisoned or expelled all of the Jews, and destroyed the Jewish Quarter.  Jews were not permitted to visit the Western Wall until 1967 when the Israel Defense Forces reunited the city.

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