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  • Writer's pictureViva Sarah Press

Remember this photo: It tells a story we won't soon forget

The Western Wall has been photographed millions of times.

This site is holy and spiritual for billions of people.

You’ve seen photos of this historical and religious landmark in coffee table books, with famous people, with politicians, during war, during celebrations, during prayer services.

This newest photo of the Western Wall tells today’s story of the world in battle against the invisible but very evident novel coronavirus and Covid-19.

Hundreds of worshipers came to the Western Wall for early morning prayer services on March 16, 2020, and kept proper distance between one another.

A prayer service at this holy site is usually dense with people, rubbing elbows and shoulders.

The ancient limestone stones of this wall have been kissed millions of times.

Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz and the Israeli Health Ministry have declared that kissing the stones is no longer allowed.

Photo by: The Western Wall Heritage Foundation

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