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Picture of Jewish men praying beneath prayer shawls at the Western Wall
April 19, 2022

Praying Priests

Members of a Jewish priesthood, called the Cohanim, pray beneath prayer shawls at the Western Wall. The Cohanim can all trace their lineage to a single ancestor—which is why this photo appeared in an October 1999 story about genetics.
Photograph by Karen Kasmauski, Nat Geo Image Collection

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