Fellowship of Saints and Sinners

Fellowship of Saints and Sinners


Holy Space 6: The Western Wall

Photo credit: Katie Archibald-Woodward

Photo credit: Katie Archibald-Woodward

Today is a unique day in Jerusalem, especially around the Western Wall.  It’s a Thursday, and, as Andre our guide explains to us, on Monday’s and Thursday’s bar mitzvahs are celebrated.  As we walk to the wall we witness parade after parade heading in the same direction. Families and friends stroll with a slight skip in their step, almost dancing, under four-poster tents called chuppahs, while hired musicians walk backwards in front of them joyously paving each step of their way. For more on his holy space, see Katie’s blog.

Got a holy space or holy moment to share? Send it to me at kristinarobbdover@gmail.com and we’ll publish it over the weekend!



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