Western Wall, Strength of Pilgrimage

~Israeli troops, standing in Victory, at wall: click here
"Other peoples have sprung up and held their torch high for a time,
But it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished.
The Jew saw them all, beat them all and is now what he always was,
Exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age,
No weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies,
No dulling of his alert and aggressive mind.
All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass,
But he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?"

# -Mark Twain
The Western Wall
"A place of prayer and pilgrimage,
sacred to Jewish Tradition."
(Above) It was 1967, Israeli forces had just driven Jordanian
troops out of Jerusalem, gaining control of the wall. The Wall had
become a subject of intense dispute between Jews and Arabs...And
now, became a victory celebrated around the World.
Within weeks, more than 560 million dollars in voluntary
contributions, from all parts of the globe, arrived to help
Israel arm itself.

Yesha Speaks Out and shares a very touching photo:
Heart Felt Prayers at the Kotel (Western Wall)
Six Reasons: Why The Wall is Holy
Wall cam: Visit the Wall
"A brief History of the wall"
Destroyed in the year 70AD, but with the base
still buried beneath the ground, upper part was
added to form the "Western Wall", the Jewish
tradition tells that when Titus, the commander
of the Roman army legions, ordered to destroy
the temple, he ordered Pangar, duke of Arabia
to destroy the Western Wall. Pangar could not
destroy the wall because of God's intervention,
so when asked why he did not destroy it, replied
that if destroyed, there will be no reminder left
of what Titus has conquered....It became a prayer
site 700 years ago."
IgNoble Experiment
(Soccerdad's Haveil Havalim)

Haveil Havalim #65!

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