Watch: Notes to God removed from Western Wall in Jerusalem

Shmuel Rabinovitch, Rabbi of the Western Wall, led a team equipped with long wooden sticks and plastic bags to collect the thousands of paper notes hidden in between the cracks in the Old City site.

By REUTERS
March 29, 2017 16:33

Employees clean out notes from the Western Wall ( Kotel ) in Jerusalem , Mar. 29, 2017 (MARC ISRAEL SELLEM / THE JERUSALEM POST)

Employees clean out notes from the Western Wall ( Kotel ) in Jerusalem , Mar. 29, 2017 (MARC ISRAEL SELLEM / THE JERUSALEM POST)

 
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Notes to God scribbled on paper were removed on Wednesday from the cracks in Judaism's holiest site, the Western Wall, to make room for more ahead of the Jewish holiday of Passover.

Shmuel Rabinovitch, Rabbi of the Western Wall, led a team equipped with long wooden sticks and plastic bags to collect the thousands of paper notes hidden in between the cracks in the Old City site.

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 Cleaning at the Western Wall (Marc Israel Sellem)

Dozens of bags filled with notes, Rabinovitch said, will be buried in the Mount of Olives overlooking the Wailing Wall.

The tradition is carried out twice a year to make room for more notes, especially before major Jewish holidays.

Cleaning at the Western Wall (Marc Israel Sellem)

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