Religion: Tisha b'Ab Without Mats

As the sun went down on Jerusalem after the second day of August, and Tisha b'Ab, the Ninth of Ab (Great Fast Day), began,* Jews pious and Jews pugnacious walked warily toward the Wailing Wall. The Wall is a remnant of The Temple. Jews have wept, have recited the Lamentations of Jeremiah there for most of 1,800 years.

The place is also sacred to Moslems. Mohammed once tethered his horse Borak there.

Last year the Arabs made the Wall a prime factor in their war upon Zionism. As Jews...

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