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Kotel Remains Barren on Tisha b’Av

It was a sad sight as only several hundred people came to pray at the Kotel in Jerusalem at the onset of Tisha B'Av. Full Story, Photos

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I was there
I was there
6 years ago

It was more packed later.

BEEN THERE MANY TIMES
BEEN THERE MANY TIMES
6 years ago

Tisha Bav is not a time that the Kosel is Packed. Chareidim hardly come. They come after the fast for Kiddush Levana. There is also a tradition to walk around the wall of the old city through the arab neighborhoods but I doubt the police would allow it this year.

Hundreds do the walk around the walls
Hundreds do the walk around the walls
6 years ago

This is such a bunch of ignorant media hype. Hundreds of people walk around the outskirts of the walls of the old city on Tisha B’av night. They don’t get to the Kotel until much later on. Others come and go. There are people that ‘sleep’ there all night long. The kotel is NEVER empty! (not even in the rain or snow) certainly not on Tisha B’Av.

No More
No More
6 years ago

Yidden have suffered more than enough. Time to be b’Simcha and rejoice. Read the sichah of Nun Aleph parshas Balak pg. 688-689. Try it, SIMCHAH, you will love it. I do. Only simchah since NUN ALEPH.

to 12
to 12
6 years ago

Less people came then the usual bc of the recent terror attacks in Jerusalem. Normally there would be thousands there

empty?
empty?
6 years ago

Perhaps this was just your photographers first time there on this evening, but they’re are a lot of people coming and going, and yes it is not packed like sardines, because not everyone had the energy to make their way to the kotel during a 25 hour fast.

WE WERE THERE
WE WERE THERE
6 years ago

It’s a shame people bought into their fears, there was no need to be afraid. Everything was quiet, there was plenty of security. We walked back through the old city much later, past an Arab store (we had more sense than to go via the Shuk!) and through Jafa Gate to where we had left our car. It wasn’t totally empty, just not like a can of sardines. There was room. My husband heard Eicha with a group of bochurim from Mayanot & I saw two ladies from Crown Heights; apparently there were more, but I didn’t see them –… Read more »

mashiachnow!
mashiachnow!
6 years ago

we need mashiach no more suffering no more anti Semitism!amen amen!

kotel
kotel
6 years ago

i was by the kotel it was really nice and way more then a couple hundred people

Hashem................
Hashem................
6 years ago

Don’t despair…even though the evil/war might be keeping people away…no matter WHERE you are…Gd is with you, hears you, sees you and COUNTS EVERY TEAR!!! emet..emet..emet!!!

this is hype over nothing
this is hype over nothing
6 years ago

Two years ago, the Kotel was just as empty on the night of Tasha bav

Not True
Not True
6 years ago

“the last remaining stone wall of the Beis Hamikdash,”
A) it is not a wall of the beis hamikdosh .. it is a wall of the temple mount
B) there ae similar walls around the entire temple mount

to number 1
to number 1
6 years ago

AMEN brother!

Omg!!
Omg!!
6 years ago

This is REALLY sad!!! Omg moshiach now!!

Moshiach !
Moshiach !
6 years ago

A lot of signs that the geulah is very close !!!!

ad mosai? ?????
ad mosai? ?????
6 years ago

Please hashem, surely your watching everything that’s going on from up in the heavens specifically the anti semetic actions going on all over the world!
PLEASE hashem listen to your children’s cries and just reveal moshiach NOW!
Essentially isn’t that what you want for your dear children? ??????
Enough is Enough already! !!!!!!!

Moshiach NOW
Moshiach NOW
6 years ago

Moshiach NOW Moshiach NOW
May we merit to CELEBRATE this Tisha B’Av in Yerushalayim, all Bnei Yisrael together, Amen!

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