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.
    

 

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    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

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      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.                              

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     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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