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May 28, 2015 / 10 Sivan, 5775
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Pesach Cleaning

Cleaning out Kotel Wall

Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Ever wonder how every day thousands of people from around the world put a “kvitel” (a small piece of paper with a personal prayer written on it) into the Kotel wall, but yet the Kotel wall is not filled up with “kvitlach”?

It’s a miracle!

Just kidding. Twice a year (before Pesach and before Rosh Hashana), Kotel employees clean out the wall from all the prayer tickets.

But not to worry, your prayers are not thrown into the garbage. They’re put into a “Geniza” – a special storage for holy writings.

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6 Responses to “Pesach Cleaning”

  1. yes is a miracle…….

  2. Ruth Clark says:

    That is such a tender tradition

  3. Ramona Băluțescu says:

    Makes one a bit sad… :)

  4. Bunni Rankey says:

    can't wait to say my own prayer there, going in May.

  5. Coral Marvez says:

    Gracia Dios .

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