Wailing Wall: how to write a note?

Olga Kravchenko
Olga Kravchenko
February 26, 2015
Wailing Wall: how to write a note?

The Wailing Wall is perhaps one of the main shrines for the Jews and the main attraction of Israel. It is located in Jerusalem and is the western part of the wall of the Second Jerusalem Temple, which was destroyed by Roman soldiers before our era. The temple was the greatest shrine of Judaism and the wall is the only thing left of it.

The length of this wall is about 57 meters, and its facade is adjacent to a large area where people pray. The maximum height of the wall of crying - 32 meters.

There is a legend that the Creator took an oath that this wall will never be destroyed. According to the beliefs of the Jews, there is always a divine presence near this wall.

The name “Wailing Wall” is a translation from Arabic “wall of wailing”. The Jews themselves call their shrine Kotel Maaravi, which means “the western wall”.

The Wailing Wall is one of the main places of pilgrimage for Jews and Muslims. People come here to pray from all over the world, because, according to popular beliefs, the Creator hears us at the wall.

For more than 300 years, there has been a tradition to place prayer notes in the crevices of the wall. Now such notes are written not only by believers, but simply by tourists. In the year between the stones, the walls put in about a million notes. They contain quotes, requests, thanks. How to write a note to the Wailing Wall? You can write notes in any language, on any paper. The number of words and the form of reference can also be chosen any It is important to mention your name in the text of the note. Letters are sent by mail, and then they are neatly folded in the niches inside the wall.

Prayer notes cannot be thrown away. Twice a year, they are taken out of the weeping wall and buried with honor at the Jewish cemetery. It is strictly forbidden to read someone else's note embedded in the wall crying.