The Wailing Wall

 Today, I failed to mention, that we also took petitions and prayer requests to the area designated as the Western Wall or Wailing Wall. This is considered the holiest site in Judaism and is the place to which Jews turn during prayer. Jews wept at this site over the destruction of their temples. It has continued as a place of great prayer. It is always interesting to see men praying on one end of the wall and women praying in their own area on the opposite end of the wall.  This tradition dates back to the 16th century. Since we visited on the Sabbath, sadly no pictures were allowed to be taken. We all honored this sacred request by the tradition of the Jewish faith. A huge thank you to my female ‘charioteer’, Kris, for quickly taking control of the ‘chariot’ and rolling me into the female section of the Wailing Wall. I am sure Bud was eager for a needed break😄👏❤️🎈!!!


About oxleysadventures

I am a recently retired superintendent of schools about to launch on a freighter adventure with my husband, Bud, a retired optometrist!
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