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Notes at the Western Wall

by Touchpoint Israel

Every year thousands of people come to the Western Wall and leave little notes, with prayers and special requests, tucked in the crevices of the ancient stones. What happens to these notes?

Twice a year workers collect the notes in bags and bury them in the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives. No one ever reads them, because they are private messages to God. And they are buried instead of burned or thrown away because Jewish tradition forbids the destruction of anything on which the name of God is written.

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