MembersLETTERS TO GOD

Every year, hundreds of letters arrive at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

By Israel Today |
WESTERN WALL Photo: Kobi Gideon/Flash90

The addressee is God. Shortly before the High Holy Days, these letters are brought to this last remaining portion of the Holy Temple by the Israel Postal Service, but not before every single one has been opened. The letters must be checked to ensure they don’t contain curses against God. Then they are placed in the Western Wall, and later removed for burial, as are all other notes left in the crevices of Judaism’s holiest site.

The burial ceremony is jointly conducted by the rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, and the director of the Israel Postal Service, Danny Goldstein....

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