Photo Essay: Erev Gimmel Tammuz And ‘Pan Haklali’ At The Ohel (Photos by Bentzi Sasson)



  1. Lurker, your religion is Protestantism, not Yiddishkeit. Asking late relatives and tzadikim for their prayers is as old as Kalev, Yosef, and Yirmiyahu, and the Zohar explicitly says that ודורש אל המתים refers to resho’im, even when they are physically alive, and not to tzadikim even when they’re physically deceased. Only Protestants object to this.

  2. One correction please. The RAMBAM’S religion was Protestantism, not Yiddishkeit. You may wish to do a little research on what Judaism says about directing prayers to the dead.