I needed a bigger box

   Posted by: Alon   in Blog

Shalom all!

Yesterday, Friday the 2nd of October, I was in Jerusalem with my childhood friend Dan, who is currently visiting Israel. We toured Jerusalem and the first stop was obviously the Kotel (the Western Wall). We took a lot of pictures and videos, some of them very special and exciting; I will sort the files soon and share them with you on this site. I also have a couple of surprises I think you’ll like 🙂 . In the meantime, until I have everything sorted, I’ll share just two photos with you.

As you may remember, the first time I took prayers to the Kotel, I carried them in this box:


Now, yesterday, even though each prayer was made from a smaller piece of paper, I needed a slightly bigger box. Observe:


Would anyone like to guess how many prayers are in the box? The closest guesser will win a special prize. 🙂

As promised, I’ll upload more pictures and videos soon.

Take care and have a good weekend!


UPDATE Oct. 5th: OK, it’s time to reveal the actual number of prayers + announce the winners. I must say I enjoyed the past two days. This game was fun and I hope to find more of these kinds of joyful games. Are you ready? (drum roll please)

First, the people who guessed the closest are:

John Henry Bourke who guessed 3,876 prayers.

Karaleigh Salmi guessed 3,789 prayers (she also guessed one million, by the way).

Denise Lange with a good guess of 3,850 prayers.

George Koprowicz who guessed 3,840 prayers.

And the actual number is… 3,812 prayers!

So, congratulations to the four of you who were the closest, and a special appreciation to George who was off by just 18!

You are each awarded one cookie, reedmable only in Israel. 🙂 Actually, email me to discuss a somewhat better (yet still modest) prize.

Thank you all for participating, and feel free to suggest more ideas for games.

Best from the Holy Land,


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72 comments so far


My guess is 3850 in prayer box.


October 6th, 2009 at 12:04 am



October 6th, 2009 at 12:11 am

There are 347 prayer rolls.


October 6th, 2009 at 12:16 am

I think there are 3812 prayers in that box.Thanks for everything.


Alon Reply:

wow! you are absolutely right! amazing! how did you know? 🙂


October 6th, 2009 at 6:27 am

Yeah, how did he know that? If he wasn’t cheating, only G-d could have told him that! Maybe like in a dream or something…



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