Friday, December 26, 2008

Commandment #2, Harder Than You Thought

Greetings from the bustling pre-Shabbat Shuk HaCarmel in Tel Aviv. So the first thing we did in Israel was to go to the Kotel (Western Wall) in Jerusalem. It's considered the center of Judaism because it's the last remnant of the Temple complex destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE. It's a place that raises a lot of emotions, but is that right? The second commandment says that we can't have idols, so why do we let a wall replace God in some ways? Are we worshipping it?

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