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Young Father at the Kotel.

At the Kotel with… Reb Akiva

I had an opportunity Wednesday to be in the Old City of Jerusalem, and that included a trip to the Kotel.

It’s “bain hazmanim”, a brief vacation period for yeshivas.  Standing in the corner of the men’s section of the Kotel was this young chossid and father, saying tehillim (psalms) while caring for his 2 year old son.  The toddler is learning early and trying to join in…

By the way, one might think after a long year of Torah learning the husbands would run off to vacation.  Rather one sees them running all about with the children as the wives take vacation!