Dome on the Rock

Wednesday 26th March

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Images of the western Wall
Top to Bottom:

  • The corner of the wall beyond the plaza created for prayer. The al-Asqa Mosque sits above this wall, and only a small length from where you can see the city ground level rising from the ruins is set aside for prayer. Within this walled mount Jews believe the Foundation of the World to be. A holy place against which to pour out your soul in prayer.
  • Two pictures of the division between men and women with their separate entrances and separate areas of prayer. Women stand at the fence and peep over or take photographs. Men pray against that part of the wall closer to the Foundation Stone.
  • Fountain for ritual ablutions.

When you visit this place you can be left in no doubt that this is a part of God’s earth that matters.

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Tim Stratford

Very Revd Dr Tim Stratford Dean of Chester

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