Lunch and Learn: Handwriting on the Wall
Date: Apr 04, 2017 - Apr 04, 2017
Time: 12:15 p.m.
Sponsor: JTS Learning in Your Community
Category: JTS in Your Community
Handwriting on the Wall: The Curious Tradition of Graffiti on the Kotel Ha-Ma’aravi
David Wachtel, Senior Consultant for Special Collections at The JTS Library
Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
B’nai Torah Congregation
6261 SW 18th St.
Please bring your own pareve or dairy lunch.
About the Lecture
Centuries before anyone ever thought of placing a prayer-filled note within the crevices of the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Jews who visited this sacred site had other means of marking their presence. These included a variety of actions that we would consider unthinkable today, but were common in years past. They included chiseling in the wall, writing and painting upon it, and even driving nails into it. Come and explore the evolution of these unusual practices.