Sunday, July 29, 2012

Pictures of the Holy Land

Here's a sister blog, so to speak, at which they present a daily photo of the Holy Land from the collections of the Library of Congress, along with annotations or other interesting comments. Today's pictures deal with Tisha B'Av, the 9th day of Av, on which we commemorate the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem (today). No, the Library of Congress doesn't have any photos of that event, but it does have photographs of the Western Wall in the 1860's, about the time Abraham Lincoln was in the White House.

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