The “Southern” Wall

The “Western Wall” is located in Jerusalem. This wall is a remnant of the ancient wall that surrounded the Solomon Temple’s courtyard, and is one of the most sacred sites in Judaism outside of the Temple Mount itself. The Temple and the city of Jerusalem were destroyed by General Tito in the year 70 AC, following the orders of Emperor Vespasian. Tito left this wall intact as a reminder that the Jews had been defeated by the Romans.

It has been a site for Jewish prayer and pilgrimage for centuries, where they mourn the Temple’s Destruction. There is a much publicised practice of placing slips of paper containing written prayers into the crevices of the Wall. People there to pray will write notes that they hope will come true, then place them in the cracks to come true soon.

Southern Europe also has its own place of mourning, known as the “Southern wall”. It used to be a place of rejoice and the practice was to take out papers of it with great joy. For publicly known reasons, it seems that things have changed dramatically.

Here you can see the “Southern Wall” of Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal…

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2 Responses to The “Southern” Wall

  1. Peyote says:


  2. aleon says:

    It is a tragedy. But unfortunately they are (we are) responsible for it. We have failed in the defense of our individual rights by letting the government grow. Now it is the time to pay for our mistake.

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