‘We go to the Western Wall’

Leib Rochman composed a lyrical description of how he went to the Kotel with his children on Shavuot, following its liberation in 1967. In Jerusalem translates it into English for the first time.

By LEIB ROCHMAN
June 3, 2016 21:53
Western Wall 1967

Praying at the Western Wall, then still in Jordanian hands, in January 1967.. (photo credit: JERUSALEM POST ARCHIVE)

Leib Rochman, the late Yiddish writer who lived in Katamon and whose daughter is renowned poet Rivka Miriam, composed a lyrical description of how he went to the Kotel with his children on Shavuot, following its liberation in 1967. In Jerusalem translates it into English for the first time.

A few days had passed since the Old City of Jerusalem was taken.

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