Reference: Absalom’s Pillar


Pillar of Absolom, Jerusalem, 1857
Image from NYPL Digital Gallery, The New York Public Library

Wikipedia: Yad Avshalom

For centuries, it was the custom among passersby — Jews, Christians and Muslims — to throw stones at the monument. Residents of Jerusalem would bring their unruly children to the site to teach them what became of a rebellious son.

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