Posts Tagged ‘The Kotel’


Bring hope to the sick

   Posted by: Alon   in Blog

Shalom everyone!

Please watch this video blog, in which I detail how to bring The Kotel to the sick:

So, if you think it’s a good idea, and would like to take part, contact me.

Here are some photos from the event at Tel-Hashomer Hospital. To respect their privacy, I did not include many of the photos, which showed the sick children’s faces. Please understand.

(Click on any photo to enlarge. You can also click on a photo and slide to the next by clicking on it’s right side).

Carrying the box all around the hospital

Some of the above photos were taken by Star Rajuan. Thanks star :).

Let me know what you think of my idea.

Best regards from the Holy Land!

Your friend,



One Kotel, Many Prayers (Pictures)

   Posted by: Alon   in Blog

Shalom everyone!

Last Thursday’s trip to Jerusalem was one of the most fun I’ve had. There was such a festive atmosphere there, with many Bar-Mitzvah celebrations, and no one could stay nonchalant.
Here are a few pictures from last week’s ride to Jerusalem. Many beautiful pictures from Jerusalem will be added to the Gallery section soon!

Click on any photo to enlarge.

First thing’s first – arriving to the right place!

Taking your prayers to the Kotel itself:

…and making sure the Kippa (Yarmulke ) sits securely on my head:

Looking for my special niche in the Western Wall…

…and finally getting set up:

many minutes and many prayers later that day…

More pictures to come!

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Best regards from the Holy Land! 🙂


Pictures from the Kotel – Placing the Prayers

   Posted by: Alon   in Blog

On October 2nd I went to Jerusalem with a big box full of prayers. 3,812 of your prayers were placed in the Western-Wall that day. Since there were so many prayers to carry and place, I had my childhood friend Dan accompany me in the trip. Below are just some of the many pictures we took that day. I have more touching pictures (and videos!) I’ll share with you soon.

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Dan knows where”s the final destination:

Time to place some prayers:

We ran out of places to put the prayers so Dan, who is taller than I am (ex-basketball player) and has longer arms, helped putting remaining prayers deep inside the crevice:

And eventually (it took so long!):

Inside the wall it looked like a river of blue prayers!

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Mission accomplished, we can go!


The Kotel Team Shirt

   Posted by: Alon   in Blog

Shalom all,

Several people who saw the video reports on TweetYourPrayers asked me about the shirt I was wearing. This is the best close-up photo I have from wearing it in Jerusalem: (click to enlarge)

The Kotel Team T-shirt

Here’s a higher quality depiction of the logo:

The Kotel Team Logo

Well, this nifty Kotel Team logo shows the famous blue jay associated with Twitter, carrying a prayer to the Western Wall. I like it, I like the ingenuity and how it aptly describes the service.

A few weeks ago I tweeted that I’m looking for someone to design a logo to this operation. Several people offered their help (thank you Chana and Emily for all your hard work!) and eventually this design was chosen.

The logo was designed by a nice talented (and patient) guy named Dave Stark. I had him working hard tweaking the design again and again, and he was always happy to help. After I have finished tormenting him with “some minor changes”, we got into getting to know each other better. Turns out that despite his obvious talent, Dave finds himself – like many other talented people in this economy – out of work.

Even though he didn’t ask for any credit or mentioning, I ceased the opportunity of explaining about the shirt to give him the proper thank you he deserves. So thank you Dave! 🙂

You can check out more of his work here and contact him here.


The Kotel Has WiFi!

   Posted by: Alon   in Blog

I’ll start uploading pictures from the trips to Jerusalem. I’ll start off with this amusing picture. It has caught me by surprise that the Kotel has WiFi (unfortuantely.. it’s password protected!)

The Kotel Has WiFi

Still, how cool is that!

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