Prayer notes removed from Kotel ahead of High Holidays

Photo gallery: Western Wall rabbi clears out ancient stones in Old City, prepares to bury slips of paper in nearby Jewish cemetery.

September 5, 2010 14:32

Kotel notes 311 for gallery AP. (photo credit: Associated Press)


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Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch removed prayer notes left by visitors from between the stones of the Kotel on Sunday, ahead of Rosh Hashanna.

The notes are buried in a nearby Jerusalem cemetery according to Jewish tradition.

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People of all faiths slip notes between the stones in the belief that god will answer their prayers.

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