The Wonder of the Western Wall
At God's holy hill
On the day we visited, quite a number of families were celebrating their sons’ 13th birthday with a Bar Mitzvah celebration, the traditional Jewish passage to manhood. Here a father helps his son put on traditional tefillin – two small boxes containing scripture. One is placed on the forehead, the other strapped to an arm.
Photo by Rob Kerby, Beliefnet Senior Editor