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For the First Time in 2,000 Years, Sheep Slaughtered Publicly for Passover Ritual

News Staff : Apr 7, 2017 : The Times of Israel

Cohens, members of the priestly class, wearing specially made white garments, blew silver trumpets and sang psalms as the ritual was taking place.

(Israel) — [Reprinted with permission of the Times of Israel] With priests blowing silver trumpets, a group of religious Jews slaughtered a sheep on Thursday in Jerusalem's Old City to demonstrate the traditional paschal sacrifice, the first time such a reenactment has been held inside the city walls in 2,000 years. (Photo Credit: Alexander Fulbright/Times of Israel)

The event was organized by Temple Mount activists and supervised by police and the state veterinarian service. Approximately 200 men, women and children attended the event, including MK Yehuda Glick.

The sheep was butchered in the main square of the Jewish Quarter, next to the Hurva Synagogue.

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