Religious Freedom Prior to Nakba
Wailing Wall

Prior to the Nakba, Muslim, Jewish, and Christian people were free to practice their religions. This photo shows Jewish people at the Wailing Wall in Palestine, sometime in the early 1900s. The Wailing Wall is a place of prayer and pilgrimage for the Jewish people, and it is all that remains of the walls that surrounded the first Jewish temple in Jerusalem, the Temple Mount.

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This photo shows Jewish people at the Wailing Wall in Ottoman Palestine, sometime between 1900 and 1920. Via SacredFootSteps.org

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