A Plea to Hashem

 

Putting a prayer paper in the Western Wall, the Kotel, in Jerusalem.

It was for Russ Wheat, an old Army buddy in Texas, who wanted to memorialize the men of his platoon who were killed in action in Vietnam.

His request for me to do this while on my trip to Israel is interesting.

It underscores the fact that even non-Jews (Russ, who lives in Canyon Lake near San Antonio, is a church-going Methodist) still see religious significance in the Temple Mount.

Because of, at the least, the destroyed Herod’s Temple of the Jews.

(The photo is lopsided because the photographer was trying to be surreptitious about it. It was the sabbath and the Kotel-controlling Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) forbid photographs on the sabbath.)

And where do all these pieces of paper eventually wind up? See here.

0 responses to “A Plea to Hashem

  1. As they say, another significant point is that the Kotel is the closest point to put your request in. Local call, so to say 😉

  2. Dick Stanley

    Heh.