Hundreds of Kohanim bless Israel in a tradition that echoes the glory that once was the Temples.
One day after commemorating the destruction of the Temples, a massive stone fell from the Western Wall onto an egalitarian prayer area.
Tens of thousands of people gathered to receive the Biblically mandated blessing from hundreds of Kohanim (Jewish men descended from Aaron the Priest), one of whom was the US Ambassador to Israel.
Although the visible section of the Kotel (Western Wall) plaza is just 70 meters, the Western Wall actually stretches nearly half a kilometer.
‘The most moving is being able to share this visit with my son, Christopher, to walk the streets that kings and prophets walked,’ said Dean Cain.
Pence’s visit can be seen as the fulfillment of Jeremiah’s prophecy that Jerusalem will become a meeting place for the nations.