Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Western (Whailing) Wall, Jerusalem 2010

  This photo was taken at the Walling Wall, also referred to as "kotel", or place of weeping in the Old City Jerusalem on one of the last nights of our recent trip to The Holy Land.   This is a very sacred site as this is the remnant of the retaining wall which once supported and enclosed the Second Temple.   Every day people come to mourn and bemoan the destruction of the temple.   The original walls were constructed around 19 BCE (before the current age) by Herod The Great and were added to from the 7th Century onwards.  This photo was taken around ten o'clock at night and thus there were very few people present.  
Twenty-one other friends shared eight amazing days with Robert and I,  walking and praying in the holiest and most exotic sites in the world.   Although we just returned less than one month ago,  our family has made the commitment to lead another Holy Land tour next year.  It worked out so well leaving over Memorial Day weekend that we have selected the same time frame and will more than likely leave around May 27th and return around June 6th.   If you are interested please contact me via this blog, on Facebook (where you can see the rest of my photos), or at

"And now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God,  to walk in all his ways,   to love him,  to serve the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul..."
Deuteronomy 10:12
God is blessing you,   Donna