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,