Posts Tagged ‘Denominations’


What does the Western-Wall (the Kotel) mean to you?

   Posted by: Alon   in Blog

Shalom all,

About two weeks ago Rev. Bosco Peters from New-Zealand wrote in his blog about TweetYourPrayers and @TheKotel. I was excited to learn that a Reverend wrote about this service. Most of my followers are in fact Christians, and they are responsible to most of the prayers coming-in.

Though I’m happy to see people of other faiths take part in this Jewish tradition of placing notes in the Kotel, I’m also curious as to what exactly does it mean for them. After all, the Kotel is a holy place for Jews, and the tradition is, as mentioned, a Jewish tradition.

I emailed the Reverend and asked him to shed a little light on this issue for me. I asked him to give me a general idea of what is the attitudes of the different denominations towards the Kotel and the placing of the notes. Rev. Peters gave me a simple answer, but it might just be the best one. He told me to ask my Twitter followers. After all, it is you that send in your prayers – than you must know better than anyone else what does this act mean to you.

I’d love it if we could get a discussion going here in this blog post, so we could all share our feelings, opinions and knowledge. So please leave comments with your take on this issue (Note: due to technical reasons comments do not appear right away). Also, please retweet this post so others could share with us too. You can retweet simply by clicking the green “retweet” button on top.

I’m waiting for your comments.

Link to Rev. Bosco Peters’ blog post – here. His Twitter page is @Liturgy .