14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Praying at dawn on Masada, Israel.

I took this photo on a trip I took with my 8th grade students to Israel. We had just climbed Masada before dawn, and as the sun rises over the Dead Sea (in the background) the students begin to put on their prayer garments (tallit, tefflin) in preparation for morning prayers.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2016
Date Uploaded: 07.2016
Photo Location: Israel
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
Copyright: © Rebecca Edelman