Photo Credit: Nicolas Ruel
An IMAX camera mounted on a crane captures the recitation of the priestly blessing at the Western Wall during Passover.

Call it a practice run. Entry to the Kotel was blocked a few times over the past few weeks due to a lack of guards available to check all the visitors.

But that’s nothing compared to this coming Monday morning, when the entire Kotel plaza will be closed to all visitor, until 10:30 AM.

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‘Vatikin’ prayer-goers will have a special bus to take them to the Kotel, leaving from the Karta parking lot between 5:00 to 5:30 AM.

The indoor section of the Kotel on the side of the men’s section will be open for prayers during the morning, with access apparently through the Muslim Quarter.

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35 COMMENTS

  1. Trust me the Pope should go in. There are very very amounts of connections between the Pope and Jerusalem El-Israel too, you wound regtret it, The Pope had alot of responsability. The Fernandez were Jewish People and They left from Spain cause certain reasons they did not like and landed in America before Columbus and see how the American’s wiped everyones history to the Ground? The truth is in bible, and Pauls visit to Spain.

  2. Well with all the controversy going around the internet these days, especially since a lot of online Magazines like Tablet have reported that Isreal is considering consigning the burial place of King David to the Vatican, whether true or false, could put the Pope’s life in danger, this may be a good thing to do. IMHO

  3. The Pope is on his own with his Catholic religion. He is NOT speaking on behalf of all Christians. The man is an idol worshiper, deceiver and has no fear of God. I am sorry the Jewish people have to sacrifice for the head man of a religion that allows Child Molesters to work in the church. Jesus is not like this man. He came in the back door, that says a lot about him.

  4. Sorry Ms. Novitz, I wasn't trying to tell anyone what to do, I just think it is time for christians and jews to celebrate each other. And, I agree with your comment regarding "supposed 'Christians.'" If it were up to me, there would be open dialog, apology from the supposed christians, and a finding of common ground so persecution will end. By the way, I try to be a Christian (probably not very good at it, but I try).

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