Kosel Undergoes Cleaning for Pesach, Kvitlach Removed


photos-kosel-undergoes-cleaning-for-pesach-6Armed with wooden poles, Kosel employees yesterday removed millions of kvitlach – handwritten notes, faxes and email printouts – from between the ancient stones of the Kosel. The Western Wall Heritage Foundation gives the Kosel such a face-lift twice a year – before the Pesach and ahead of Rosh Hashanah.

The kvitlach will be placed in a repository in accordance with halacha, with the laborers – working under the supervision of Kosel rov Rav Shmuel Rabinovich – taking care to not read their content.

Engineers also regularly conduct a test to determine the stability of the stones so that none are in the risk of falling on the mispalelim below.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}