Thursday, February 04, 2010

Madonna At the Kotel

After a long time when I had not been at the Kotel for a Bar Mitzva, I attended one today at the invitation of Terry Davies and his wife, Susan Settenbrino for their son Ariel.

Since the weather was inclement, we went inside.

First, we have a dedication plaque:

Then, you enter the cavernous hall:

The female members of the even are upstairs:

And since it is quite noisy, with perhaps 10 ceremonies going on, with the Torah leining (cantillation), singing and whatnot, I found out that the Bar Mitzva boys pass around "Madonnas". That's Ariel with one:

and here's another boy:

"Madonna" is the Hebrew slang term for portable/belt-hung voice amplifier

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