I feel hesitant to address this, but I must. The Kosel is the holiest place on earth, so why are the restrooms there so dirty and unclean? This question really bothered me the other day when I went to the Kosel to daven. After I finished davening, I made a quick stop at the bathroom. The condition of the bathroom completely shocked me. The men’s bathroom was so dirty and unsanitary, it made the public restrooms elsewhere look clean. All the open stalls were out of toilet paper, and the walls were marked up. The puddles on the floor made it very unsanitary and the guy smoking in the next stall made it unbreathable. I assume you get the picture.
The Kosel plaza is kept so clean, and for good reason, so I wonder why the bathrooms are treated differently.
I went to the person in charge of maintenance to find out what was going on, and he told me that all the bathroom cleaners are Muslims and they take off on their holidays (I assumed he meant Ramadan.) Really? You mean the State of Israel couldn’t find any Jews to do maintenance at the Kosel? I’m not buying that excuse.
Let us hope that after publishing this letter, we’ll never have this problem again.
Matzav.com readers, please do all you can to have this problem corrected.
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