Kosel Undergoes Kvitlach Cleaning Ahead of Pesach

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koselArmed with special wooden devices, Kosel employees today removed millions of kvitlach – handwritten notes, faxes and email printouts – from between the ancient stones of the wall.

The Western Wall Heritagehttp://matzav.com/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gifFoundation, which gives the Kosel such a face-lift twice a year – before Pesach and before Rosh Hashanah oversaw the removal of the growing influx of kvitlach.

The laborers – working under the supervision of Kosel rov Rav Shmuel Rabinovich – take care to not read their content. The kvitlach are then taken to a special site on Har Hazeisim for burial.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

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