Photo Album: Sukkot Priestly Blessings at Western Wall

A growing custom in Israel is for the priestly blessing to take place on one of the intermediate days of both Pesach (Passover) and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). Today, tens of thousands of Jews packed the Kotel (Western Wall) plaza to be part of this ancient ritual.

Orthodox Jewish men hold the four spices next to Jerusalem’s Western Wall. (Credit: Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz/Breaking Israel News)

 

 

US Ambassador David Friedman waits to say the priestly blessing along with hundreds of other Kohanim. (Credit: Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz/Breaking Israel News)

 

 

Hundreds of people hold the four species during Sukkot prayers. (Credit: Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz/Breaking Israel News)

 

Jewish men circle a Torah scroll at the Western Wall. (Credit: Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz/Breaking Israel News)

 

Sunrise silhouettes Jerusalem’s Old City walls. (Credit: Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz/Breaking Israel News)