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Archive for the ‘At the Kotel’ Category

The U.S. 21/01/10… because of tefillin, airline flight diverted…. see story  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34973665/ns/travel-news/

See my entry… Putting on Tefillin for first time.

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In Judaism, when a boy comes of age reaching 13 years, he is obligated to keep the mitzvot or religious duties. This is why he is called a bar mitzva – a son of the mitzvot.

Putting on Tefilin on a daily basis is one of the mitzvot.Some boys start putting on Tefilin just before their bar mitzva.

Here a father and son to heighten the specialness of the occasion flew to Israel chosing to donn the Tefilin at the Kotel(the Western Wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem)

After the prayer service at the Kotel, they went to the adjacent tunnels  to an alcove opposite  the site, where the “Holy of Holies” of the temple is located.Here they lit oil lights and offered personal prayers.

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