Police on high alert as thousands gather for priestly blessing in Jerusalem

Thousands of Jews gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning for the traditional priestly blessing in honor of the holiday of Succot.

The blessing is held during the intermediate days of Passover and Succot, and also on Shavuot and is rooted in the ancient Jewish tradition which saw Israelites ascend to the Temple for ritual worship led by the high priests.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Police-on-high-alert-as-thousands-gather-for-priestly-blessing-in-Jerusalem-419471

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