No. I’m seriously you guys. HOTTT!
Go there now. Especially when they’re doing Hallel.
Trust me.

Have a thoughtful Israel Memorial Day – Yom Hazikaron.

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.


  • Gotta love the constant ringing of cell phones… It’s the “something old & sacred and something new & obnoxious” mystique.

  • Conserva-Girl, you just summed up the beauty of Israel that keeps Jews coming back and the problems of contemporary Israeli society that makes them ready to go home…

  • now I understand the complaint about the size of the woman’s section. I must make sure to remember to pack my cone of silence.

  • I do love me some hot kotel cam action.

    Alex, Israel always seems like home at first. But often, then it doesn’t. At least for me. I’m sure part of it is not really feeling that there’s an observance mode for a woman like me in Israel. But then there are also all the times that Israeli teenagers (and non-teenagers) said horrible things about me and my friends, assuming that we didn’t speak any Hebrew. Like all family matters, it’s complicated.

    Oy, Lynn, don’t get me started. The first time I realized that the women’s section was half the size of the men’s section, I was sixteen. And it still astounds me. I know that on a given day, it’s likely that there are more men praying there. But still, an attempt at separate but equal would be nice here.

  • that language bullspit happens all over. David Sedaris has a really funny story about being on the Subway in Paris and the things some American tourists were saying about him not realizing that he was American. thoughtless people are everywhere! sometimes the look of shock on their faces when you respond in kind is worth it though.

    women’s section:
    even if the sides aren’t equal in size, it’d be nice if they were equally crowded.

  • I’m watching the kotel cam right now (3:00 Eastern) and the sound of fireworks can be heard and you can even see some flashes to the left. Almost like being there…