Religion: On Tisha B'Ab

Three Arab policemen and a Jewish officer were guarding the narrow lane that passes the Wailing Wall of the Temple in Jerusalem, most sacred as shrine of the Jewish faith. The Arabs sat in silence, wishing they were in the nearby Mosque Omar where thousands of Moslems were celebrating the eve of Mohammed's birthday. The lone Jew paced slowly up and down, pensive in the heavy Palestine dusk. He looked at the aged stones of the Wailing Wall where the day before 10,000 Jews had gathered as part of the fast of Tisha B'Ab,...

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