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.

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