Israel Removes Prayer Slips from Western Wall Ahead of Jewish Holidays

Israel is getting ready for the Jewish holiday season and it all starts at one of the holiest sites in Jerusalem – the Western Wall.
Before the worldwide pandemic, some 12 million people visited the Western Wall each year. Many tucked prayer notes between the ancient stones, but this year was different.
“We have here notes from all over the world. Very many are sending by technical means because this year residents of the diaspora can’t reach here to the western wall to pray here,” said Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the official rabbi of the Western Wall.