2012 Yom Kippur: Thousands of Israelis Gather at Western Wall

August 7, 2013

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In the dead of night, tens of thousands of worshipers make their way through the alleyways of the Old City towards the Western Wall, where, quavering with awe and devotion, they will beseech the Almighty in song and invoke his mercy with prayer. Although “Selichot” are recited throughout the Jewish world, nowhere is this ancient custom celebrated as powerfully as in Jerusalem.

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