By Rabbi Allen S. Maller

The Hajj: A Pilgrimage to an Inspiring Place
Muslim pilgrims gather for prayers at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca early on August 22, 2018, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage. - Muslims from across the world gather in Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the annual six-day pilgrimage, one of the five pillars of Islam, an act all Muslims must perform at least once if they have the means to travel to Saudi Arabia. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)