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Title: 32 “Wailing Wall” of the Jews, Jerusalem.
Authors: Thomas Mason Optician
Thomas Mason Optician
South Dublin Libraries Local Studies
Keywords: Clondalkin Branch Library
lantern slide
Holy Land
Issue Date: 1910
Publisher: Thomas Mason Optician, 5-6 Dame St Dublin.
Description: Slide 32: one of a collection of lantern slides shown at Clondalkin branch library c 1910. Description given in booklet: Walking round the temple enclosure a little north of Robinson's Arch we come to an interesting section of the wall, known as “The Jews’ Wailing Place,” where the Jews assemble every Friday afternoon. It is a small quadrangular area, roughly paved with large square stones, between low houses and the sanctuary wall, and it is doubly interesting from the fact that the magnificent stones, of which the lower courses are built, are veritable remains of Solomon’s Temple. For many generations, at least once a week, the Jews are permitted by a special firman to approach the precincts of their temple, and to one with any feeling, it is a touching sight to see them manifest affection to the venerable wall, while they kiss the very stones and bathe them with their tears, at the same time offering up fervent prayer to their God.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10599/11766
Latitude: 31.776861
Longitude: 35.234573
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Appears in Collections:The Holy Land: a reading; a description of a series of lantern slides

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