Do we need to pray in special places,
kneeling, hand-clasping, hiding our faces?
Even for sparrows, God’s deep concern!
- no need for ritual, nor incense burn…
Old walls hide many hopes hand-written:
wails are uttered, weary souls are smitten;
such storied stones defy eternal intentions:
Messiah upturns rabbinic conventions.
* Over a million notes are placed each year… the notes are collected twice a year and buried on the nearby Mount of Olives. Traditionally women have not been “allowed” to pray at the Wailing Wall…
The Wailing Wall, by Carl Werner (1808-1894)