Hi Gwynn -- Sorry to be so long responding! Camera was not working for me this evening. I love watching, but get busy around the house and just forget until I sit down. Have not been here in a while :)
%arc And what is holy for the Jews is, more often than not, holy for the Christians, too. We share the same Book, only ours is a bit longer. Have a lovely Sunday everyone!
%arc Thank you for being our guide:-) I hate this idea of excluding people from entering some places. Non-Muslim can't go to Mecca, non-Mormon can't go to a Mormon church. This is just not right.
Hi, Janey! I had wondered where you had wandered off to. :)
Please can someone tell me where I can hear this music? Is it some festival?
@barbara, the control and security check is mostly due on ID, if the soldier are suspicious, they'll ask ID and will search you and you're bags.you have in every entrance of the esplanade, left and right side of the cam big control, review my comment, I said Arabs, not Muslims... the Christian Arabs from Bethlehem are not allowed either... ny way, the place is holy and spiritual for the Jewish only, so why should they wan't to get there? the restriction is only on the prayers area.Jewish are not allowed on the AL Acka mosque, no matter to visit in or outisde the mosque... they are just not allowed on the top area of the wall
@%Arc @Gert If you "look European" how do they know if you are a Muslim or Jewish??? Do they ask you? Check ID? Tell you to recite the Shahada?
@Gert, Sorry for late reply but I was waiting for confirmation before, as mention, Arabs, are not allowed in the prayers area, I've ask friend whom has the great opportunity to pray at the Kotel every evening.that is for security reason after a young muslim had stabs several prayers in the back while they were praying facing the wall.in both side (Man and Women) you have security checking, they are allowed to pass by the Kotel esplanade but to access the prayers area.
%arc, I have read a bunch of things about the 'Wall' and nowhere does it say that Muslims aren't allowed to visit/pray at the 'Wall'. The only 'prohibitions' that I have read about are that people of the Jewish faith aren't allowed on the 'Temple Mount'.
@ Gert it will of course increase the number of prayers at EL Acksa mosque,(you can see the golden dome of it on the up left corner) but not connection at all between the Western Wall, holy and highly spiritual for the Jews, and the muslim whom as fare as I remember were not allowed near the wall on the prayers area
The Holy month of Ramadan has begun. Will there be more visits to the Buraq wall?
They all look so happy, and always together singing, praying..BeautifulI would love so much to live and to marry in Jerusalem one day...,
Watching the crowds and hearing the music from across the world puts tears in my eyes!
Thank you :)