Monday, October 17, 2011

Simchat Beit HaSho'eva in Jerusalem

Photo: Miriam Woelke

Tomorrow (Monday) I am taking a bit off from blogging, as I am going on a trip to Jerusalem. Kotel (Western Wall), Old City, the tour with Yeshivat Ataret Cohanim and how they buy property from Arabs in order to turn it into something Jewish. 

It will be a busy day.:-))) 

Afterwards visitng a Rabbi in his Sukkah and then going with a friend to Mea Shearim where we get the real Sukkot feeling. Most chassidic Rebbes are holding their Simchat Beit HaSho'eva celebrations. The crowd is storming Mea Shearim and I have to see whether the most popular places, the Toldot Aharon as well as the Toldot Avraham Yitzchak, let in outsiders this Sukkot. Because it has been so packed in the years before, different chassidic groups stick to themselves and don't accept any outsiders during the Sukkot celebrations. 

Let us see if the traditional Mechitzah (gender separation) in Mea Shearim Street as well as in the local market also exists this year. The Mechitzah is run by the Toldot Aharon who want to show their stringency. 

I am going to make plenty of photos and put them into the blogs within the next few days. 

MOADIM LE'SIMCHA to everyone !!!

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