Wednesday, April 01, 2009
People Want to Know . . .
. . . what happens to the prayers, like those in the above photo, that are placed in the seams of Western Wall. Just last week, I was asked this question, and only had a limited answer. I have seen a worker sweeping up the notes that had fallen out of the wall, but I wasn't sure what happens to those that are removed.
Here's the answer: Twice a year, before Passover and Rosh HaShana (Jewish New Year), the prayer notes are carefully removed and taken to the Mt. of Olives for burial. You can read the complete Arutz Sheva story here.