Holiday Crowds

The autumn holiday season is coming to an end.

This past week “crowd” was the key word.

Temporary dwellings called “sukkot” crowded in every tiny space,

 on a little balcony or a small piece of  land.



    Crowds of people seemed to be everywhere as thousands of visitors gathered in Jerusalem. International groups gathered by the tens of  thousands  to march in the Jerusalem Parade..


           IMG_1824 Also this week, all day long thousands of people of all religions arrived to go to the Kotel, the Western Wall.


     They lined up at the President’s House


      a few people even got to shake the his hand.





Every night large crowds attended musical events. At this annual event, the mayor was speaking, but without a ticket I could not get close enough to get a good photo of him…so these are some of the other poor ticketless folks, having a great time. No seats, they danced or talked all night.                              


     The multitudes came despite and in spite of any threat of terror. There was security out in force, but the feeling of danger was not in the air,  just celebration. 

A few scenes from the real Jerusalem streets!

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