Photos: Kosel Undergoes Cleaning for Pesach, Kvitlach Removed

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photos-kosel-undergoes-cleaning-for-pesach-6[Photos below.] Armed 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, which gives the Kosel such a face-lift twice a year – before the Pesach and ahead of Rosh Hashanah – are considering a third annual clean-up, due to the growing influx of kvitlach.

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.

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{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}

3 COMMENTS

  1. “The kvitlach will be placed in a repository in accordance with halacha”

    just curious: can you point me to what halachos this is referring to?
    tx

  2. WHATS THE DIFFERENCE OF A KOTEL AND A KOSEL?
    I dont have any idea.

    Also while your at it, what is the difference of a TORAH AND A toiyra.

    Then I need to know why some are yids and others are JEWS.

    I get so confused sometimes.

    oh another ..whats a koiyel and a kollel.

    But there is one word we all understand either way
    kesev money dinero
    and the most common phrase.
    ”NOT ENOUGH I WANT MORE….”

    THIS COMES ACROSS TO ME WHEN I WALK ON WALLENSBERG AVE,
    WELL ALSO SOMETIMES I THINK OF THIS SILLINESS WHEN I CROSS’THE ED KOCH BRIDGE’

    I have to admit I am still confused where the west bank is?

    look at the photos above..why dont they pull out the papers and throw it directly into a container,,,
    why on the floor first
    then sweep it up
    and then pick it up….
    Just for respects sake of the ”written tears”

    I have more…as a sephardic and walking through villiamboig,
    do you think it would be appropriate if I went there on my camel and brought my staff wearing my long white robes?

    Things got so complicated lately.
    Anyone know where can get a velvet kipa not a black cloth one..I need velvet cause thats what they all wear in the wedding I am attending.I HEARD THEY CHECK KIPOT AT THE DOOR.
    VUS?

    Kosher pesach to all……..

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