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Linkin Park -- Wailin' In Jerusalem

11/16/2010 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Linkin Park went off-the-wall on sacred ground recently -- stopping by one of the holiest places on Earth to pay their respects ... the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.

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As for the yarmulkes, most of the guys aren't part of the Tribe ... but it's considered customary to wear the headgear at the Wall.

FYI -- the band performed last night in Tel Aviv. Tickets were reasonably priced.


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1.

nicolas    

If they were at the Kotel then they should have looked a little bit nicer.

Rude.

1436 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

These douchebags are still around?

1436 days ago
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JLS    

The Wailing Wall is spirital even if you are not Jewish. There is no place closer to God. I could feel his presence. You come away with a very happy and calm feeling.

It's a great reason to go to Israel.

1436 days ago
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coolmom    

The "Wailing Wall" is a derogatory term first used by Muslims making fun of Jews, and even Christians, who weren't allowed inside the Temple Mount, (aka The Dome of the Rock) where Jews and Christians believe Abraham considered sacrificing his own son at God's request. This rock is also believed to be the same location that Mohammed descended to heaven. Hence, when the Muslims controlled Jerusalem, they refused to allow Jews and Christians anywhere near this holiest of holiest sites. "The Western Wall" was the closest point to the Temple Mount, so Jews would come to this location, place prayers in the wall and cry because they were happy to be, at the very least, this close to the temple and to god. The term, "Wailing Wall" was used to make fun of the Jews crying at the wall. This term should not be used, that is unless you are a racist schmuck!

1436 days ago
5.

CarolynAB    

For something to be called customary is not the same as calling it mandatory.
I can't wrap my head around insisting that Gentiles wear yarmulkes. Bring a hat if you must.
I covered my shoulders and dressed modestly when visiting the Vatican because it was required. I would not have been allowed inside St. Peter's had I refused.

1436 days ago
6.

orel    

YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST !!!
TNX FOR A GREAT SHOW LAST NIGHT !!!
I WAS IN THE FIRST ROW !!!
ISRAEL LOVE YOU !!!

1436 days ago
7.

zenister    

Bands play in Israel all the time. So what?

1436 days ago
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Betsy    

Why did you mention the prices of tickets?

1436 days ago
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Johnny Carcinoma    

Only the profoundly ignorant refer to the Western Wall as the Wailing Wall.

Fix it, Harvey.

1436 days ago
10.

Skippy La Rue    

whats with the stupid hats??

1436 days ago
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EZPZ    

They're the biggest band no one gives a rat's ass about.

1436 days ago
12.

Strokadellic    

Never heard of them.

1436 days ago
13.

Nostradamus    

"Tickets were reasonably priced."

Ha!, I bet that one wasn't Harvey approved.
This TMZ staffer deserves a gold star for the day.

1436 days ago
14.

yoann    

@coolmom, actually it was the christians who didn't allow jews into jerusalem. After the Arab captured Jerusalem, the muslims allowed the jews back into Jerusalem. Umar ibn al-Khattab signed a treaty with Christian Patriarch Sophronius, assuring him that Jerusalem's Christian holy places and population would be also protected under Muslim rule. Are you stupid or just don't like muslims, so you're lying.

1436 days ago
15.

Caroline B.    

They are the best band!! <3
Love all the songs, especially their new one, The Catalyst

1436 days ago
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