Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Prayers in the Western Wall in Jerusalem

“Pray for peace in Jerusalem,” was the first thing I heard this morning as the radio switched on. I was only half-awake and I’m still unsure of the context. But this sounded like a perfect post for Christmas Day, and a bit of a thank-you since I’ve appropriated (and probably mistranslated) a bit of Yiddish for the blog’s title.

Visitors to Jerusalem often place small prayers and letters to God in the Western (or Wailing) Wall. For those not able to be in Jerusalem themselves, yeshiva students will accept prayer requests online, print them out, and place them in the Wall on one’s behalf.

Today’s mitzvah: Consider sending a prayer of thanksgiving and peace to be placed in the Western Wall.

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