Old Yishuv, Women Praying at the Western Wall

The lifestyle of the women in the Holy Land largely embodied their religious ideals. Not content merely to live in the Land, they spent their time visiting the holy places a kind of pilgrimage within pilgrimage. They would gather regularly for prayer at holy sites, most prominently the Western Wall (as shown in this period photograph) and Rachel's tomb.
Photographer: American Colony Photo Dept/Matson Photo Service
Institution: U.S. Library of Congress

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Old Yishuv, Women Praying at the Western Wall." (Viewed on October 16, 2019) <https://jwa.org/media/old-yishuv-1-still-image>.

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