Worthy Christian News » Israel-Palestinian Conflict » Worshippers flock to Jerusalem ahead of Yom Kippur


Worshippers flock to Jerusalem ahead of Yom Kippur

Monday, October 10, 2016 | Tag Cloud Tags: , , ,

(Worthy News) - Thousands of Jews have been attending the traditional Selichot (penitential) prayers at the Western Wall in Jerusalem in recent days, ahead of the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur.

Yom Kippur marks the end of the Ten Days of Repentance, which begins on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. This period usually sees a surge in visitors to the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem, some for the purposes of prayer and some, including many secular Israelis, just to enjoy special atmosphere up close. There are also "Selichot tours" of the Tower of David and the Jewish Quarter. [ Source ]

Copyright 1999-2017 Worthy News. All rights reserved.
Fair Use Notice:This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Worthy Christian News » Israel-Palestinian Conflict » Worshippers flock to Jerusalem ahead of Yom Kippur

Leave a Comment

Worthy Christian News » Israel-Palestinian Conflict » Worshippers flock to Jerusalem ahead of Yom Kippur