Cleaning notes at Kotel 311.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
Armed with wooden poles, Western Wall employees on Wednesday removed
millions of handwritten notes, faxes and email printouts from between
the ancient stones. The Western Wall Heritage Foundation, which gives
the Kotel such a face-lift twice a year - before the upcoming Passover
and ahead of the Jewish New Year – are considering a third annual
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notes will be placed in a repository in accordance with Jewish law, with
the laborers – working under the supervision of Western Wall and Holy
Sites Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz – taking care to not read their
Engineers will also be conducting test
to determine the stability of the
stones so that none are in the risk of falling on the worshipers below.