Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

3-1980

Description

Seen in this picture are large crowds of Jewish folk that have come to pray at the wall. The prayer area, in which you will see varying amounts of people at varying times, is dedicated to the lower square near the wall. It is believed that the Divine Presence in the Temple never left, despite the Temple Mount being destroyed in 69 CE. Since it is nearly impossible to gain access into the newly restored temple, the wall is highly respected and serves as the Jews closest reality to heaven.

Notes

http://mosaic.lk.net/g-wall.html (accessed 31 Oct 2011) http://www.chabad.org/special/israel/points_of_interest_cdo/aid/588219/jewish/Western-Wall.htm (accessed 31 Oct 2011)

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This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Western Wall (Jerusalem); Architecture -- Religious architecture -- Israel -- Jerusalem;

Country Name

Israel

City Name

Jerusalem

Keywords

historic, religious architecture, tourists, Western Wall, Jerusalem

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