The Jewish Agency for Israel has announced a global campaign to gather the prayers of Jews from Israel and around the world and place them in the cracks between the stones of the Western Wall (Kotel), a customary tradition for visitors to the holy site.

Due to restricted access to Jerusalem currently for both Israelis and tourists alike, Jewish Agency shlichim (emissaries) stationed around the globe are inviting Jews to send their notes for placement in the Western Wall.

Click here to submit your prayer.

“Between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, the Western Wall and its plaza are normally packed with visitors. This year, due to coronavirus restrictions, it’s not possible to come to Jerusalem,” said Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog.

“As an organization whose mission it is to strengthen global Jewry and its relationship with Israel, we thought it would be fitting to facilitate this important act during this High Holiday season.”

Many people have already sent their wishes. The video below shows Herzog placing prayer notes sent by Noam from New Zealand, Danielle from the United States, Dimitri from Ukraine, Lauren from Paris and Miriam from Mexico.

The Virtual Kotel

Usually at this time every year, crowds of people come to Jerusalem from other cities in Israel and around the world. This year, that’s not possible. So we decided to take action and be your messangers. The Jewish Agnecy and our Chairman יצחק (בוז'י) הרצוג – Isaac Herzog invite you to send us notes with your prayers and wishes for the new year. Our staff will come to the Kotel the day before Yom Kippur to place them between the stones of the Wall on your behalf. Share this link with family and friends from all over the world >> We look forward to your notes! From all of us, we pray that next year we will be able to meet in person again and wish you meaningful holidays. May you be inscribed and sealed in the book of life.

פורסם על ידי ‏‎The Jewish Agency for Israel‎‏ ב- יום שני, 21 בספטמבר 2020