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Old Yishuv, People Praying at the Western Wall

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Women made up a disproportionate number of the Jewish population in Palestine at the end of the Ottoman era. For women of the time, even more than for men, the Land of Israel was the place in which one could devote oneself to prayer in the holy places and to living an ongoing pilgrimage. This picture of men and women praying at the Kotel in Jerusalem was taken at about this time.
Photographer: American Colony Photo Dept/Matson Photo Service
Institution: U.S. Library of Congress

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Old Yishuv, People Praying at the Western Wall ." (Viewed on April 1, 2023) <https://jwa.org/media/old-yishuv-2-still-image>.


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