|Russian pilgrims on the way to Jericho. See more pictures|
of Russian pilgrims - Women's hostel in Jerusalem (1899)
Russian Pilgrims at the Jordan River and here, here
During the times of the Jewish Temple, Jews made pilgrimages to Jerusalem three times a year -- on Passover, Sukkot and Shavuot.
Christians' pilgrimage to the Holy Land is also a long tradition as evident in these photographs from the Library of Congress collection.
|Russian pilgrims overlooking|
the Kidron Valley. Note the
Jerusalem Old City walls on the
top right (circa 1900)
|Abyssinian (Ethiopian) Christian pilgrims in Jerusalem|
|French pilgrims praying at the first Station of the Cross|
located in Turkish barracks in Jerusalem (1913)
|Egyptian Coptic Christians bathing in Jordan River (1900)|
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|The Library of Congress collection includes pictures of |
Muslim pilgrims in Palestine going to Mecca (1900)
Today's posting is dedicated to the memory of
Aydel Batya bat Moshe Yitzhak
|"Jacobite pilgrims from Chaldea" (circa 1900)|
Chaldea was an area in Babylon, now southern
Iraq. The Jacobites are part of the Syriac
Orthodox Church and many spoke Aramaic.
Note the howling baby in the backpack