In a highly anticipated gesture, Trump secreted a note in a crack between the weathered, massive 2000-year-old ashlars of the Kotel
The plaza in front of the kotel
was bathed in light.
Complementing the eclectic essays, a collection of photographs of Women of the Wall taken at the Kotel
are included as well.
The recent visit of the pope to Israel--praying at the Kotel
and offering a confession at Yad va-Shem--symbolizes the courage of the theological rescuers and the progress that has been made in the last fifty years.
In the course of the three-week pilot at the Kotel
, thousands of items were inspected by CompactSafe[TM].
The figures also revealed that 49% of those polled agreed that the Kotel
compromise damaged the relationship with Diaspora Jewry, while 34% disagreed.
Taken on a tour of the Kotel
tunnels, the singer seemed so distressed by the abundance of stones and men in beards that she cut her trip short, skipped the traditional putting-a-note-in-the wall routine, and darted back to her hotel.
The peaceful scene at the Kotel
, as the wall is known in Hebrew, is deceptive.
The Western Wall (the Kotel
in Hebrew) and the plaza facing it are under the Israeli sovereignty of the Kotel
rabbinate and are administered by it.
CDATA[ All night on Shavuot, Jews stream to the Kotel
, a spiritual journey on the day the Torah was given at Mount Sinai.
Placing prayers in the cracks of the Kotel
, as the wall is known in Hebrew, is a centuries-old tradition.
This is a new low for the Rabbi of the Kotel
trying to intimidate, humiliate, and exclude liberal women trying to pray at the Western Wall," Rabbi Noa Sattath, director of the Israel Religious Action Center, said in a statement.