The Wailing Wall or Kotel, Jerusalem, Israel

November 2006 Issue

The Wailing Wall or Kotel, Jerusalem, Israel


The Wailing Wall or Kotel

Prayers going high-tech — September’s photo shows part of the Western Wall (a.k.a. the Wailing Wall or Kotel), the last remnant of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, Israel.

A sacred site in Judaism, it is open 24 hours a day for visits by the faithful, many of whom write prayers on pieces of paper and place them in the wall.

However, you don’t have to get on a plane to send a prayer to the Wall. Several websites have live “Kotel cams”; you can send your prayer via e-mail, and a live person will print it and place it in the wall.

Ninety-one readers sent in correct answers, and LEE COOPERMAN of Los Angeles, California, won the drawing. We thank Gordon Schalla of West Bend, Wisconsin, for sending us the photo.
The Wailing Wall or Kotel, Jerusalem, Israel