What can we say, we are living through unbelievable times. Somehow we have completely changed our lives in Israel’s capital of Jerusalem. Yet we continue with our usual preparations for the upcoming holiday of Pesach (Passover) — including the cleaning of the Kotel (Western Wall) plaza… this year with quite a twist!
In hazmat suits, workers collect messages from Western Wall
Article Courtesy: YNet
Twice a year, cleaning teams using long sticks gouge out tens of thousands of written prayers that visitors traditionally cram into the crevices of Judaism’s Western Wall in Jerusalem.
But this time, the rite was held with precautions against coronavirus infection in place.
Workers in hazmat suits and gas masks sprayed sanitizer on the wall’s ancient stones while others held onto their sticks with gloves as they extracted the paper notes left in “God’s mailbox.”
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