Kosel Undergoes Kvitlach Cleaning Ahead of Rosh Hashanah

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Armed with wooden poles, Kosel employees this week removed tens of thousands of kvitlach – handwritten notes, faxes and email printouts – from between the ancient stones. The Western Wall Heritage Foundation, which gives the Kosel such a face-lift twice a year – before Rosh Hashanah and before Pesach – 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 Har Hazeisim for burial.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Wait for the world to turn and keep the prayer going around the world! A 360 degree rotation of planet earth with a prayer inserted into the wall is special. But they can not stay there forever!

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