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The Western Wall

Israel in Watercolors

The Western Wall Watercolor

The Western Wall is the place in Jerusalem where Jews pray for the restoration of the Temple (Psalm 122).

All the paintings featured in the 2009 calendar were painted by […]


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Dung Gate

Gates of the Old City

Dung Gate

The Dung Gate today provides the easiest access to the prayer plaza at the Western Wall. Different theories have been proposed as to how the gate originally acquired its name, […]


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A Quiet Time

The Western Wall

A Quiet Time

The Western Wall is not always a beehive of activity. There are quiet times when only a hand full of people are present. You can visit the wall live via […]


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Assembling

The Western Wall

Assembling

The Western Wall Plaza is usually jam-packed with people on special feast days like Passover or Hanukkah. The military also uses the plaza for special ceremonies that attract many on-lookers.

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Beseeching

The Western Wall

Beseeching

All Israeli men and women, except the Orthodox, are required to serve in the military. Members of the military are often seen at the Western Wall earnestly beseeching the Lord […]


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Trumpeting

The Western Wall

Trumpeting

An Orthodox Jew announces the beginning of a new year with the blowing of a shofar. Psalm 81 commands: "Blow the shofar at the new moon, at the full moon, […]


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Overseeing

The Western Wall

Overseeing

A lonely Orthodox Jew oversees the conduct at the Western Wall, making sure that worshipers observe all the rules. For example, men and women must pray at separate sections of […]


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Celebrating

The Western Wall

Celebrating

Celebrating: Although the Western Wall is often referred to as "The Wailing Wall," many celebrations are conducted at the wall, such as Bar Mitzvahs. The flag of Israel celebrates the […]


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Praying for Peace

The Western Wall

Praying for Peace

The rabbi with the Book prays next to the soldier with the gun. The scene is reminiscent of a passage in Nehemiah 4:17 where it says that the people who […]


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Honoring Israel

The Western Wall

Honoring Israel

A group of Christians from Japan pray at the Western Wall while wearing specially designed vests that honor the nation. This gesture on their part brings to mind the promise […]


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