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Notes removed from Western Wall

JTA

Posted on Sep. 10, 2012 at 9:13 am

Workers remove notes from the cracks of the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem on Sept. 9. Photo by REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Workers remove notes from the cracks of the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem on Sept. 9. Photo by REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

The Western Wall was emptied of layers of notes from its cracks and crevices for the New Year.

The notes were removed Monday morning under the supervision of the rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich, who ensured they will remain confidential. They will be buried.

At the time of the removal, the rabbi said a prayer asking God to fulfill the requests contained in the notes.

The notes are removed from the wall twice a year, before Rosh Hashanah and Passover.

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