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    Thousands of Jewish children visited the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem on Sunday (23 September) to recite the "Shema Israel" Prayer, the Jewish confession of faith.

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    Thousands of Jewish children visited the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem on Sunday (23 September) to recite the "Shema Israel" Prayer, the Jewish confession of faith.

    The children came from all over Israel, and police figures put their numbers as high as 20,000. It was three days before the first of the Jewish high-holidays, the Jewish New Year.

    The youngsters, aged between four and ten, were brought to the Wailing Wall by their rabbis and teachers, and for many it was their first chanting of the "Shema Israel". After the prayer, a ram's horn was blown -- a traditional gesture in Jewish synagogues on high holidays.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACFI0TXGMVZ3FLRE7NFUOLVQ2O
    Media URN:
    VLVACFI0TXGMVZ3FLRE7NFUOLVQ2O
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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