Kotel Notes

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Kotel Notes allows you to write personal wishes and prayers and submit them for real placement within the crevices of the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Prayers are printed on notes by charitable organizations, and are placed in the wall within a few weeks. The submission of each prayer is free of charge.

“I love this app, and use it constantly. As a guy from Brooklyn – this app takes me back to the awesome days I spent in Jerusalem…”

“Kotel” (Western Wall) is an important Jewish  site located in the Old City of Jerusalem. Just over half the wall, including its 17 courses located below street level, dates from the end of the Second Temple period, being constructed around 19 BCE by Herod the Great. The remaining layers were added from the 7th century onwards.

There is a much publicised practice of placing slips of paper containing written prayers into the crevices of the Wall. The earliest account of this phenomenon is recounted by the Munkatcher Rebbe and is recorded in Sefer Tamei Ha-minhagim U’mekorei Ha-dinim. The story involves Rabbi Chaim ibn Attar who died in Jerusalem in 1743. A certain man came to him in great distress after he had become so destitute that he couldn’t afford to buy food for his family. The Ohr Ha-chaim wrote him an amulet in Ashuri script on parchment and instructed the man to place it between the holy stones of the Western Wall.

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Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

Category: Lifestyle
Released: June 05, 2009
Publisher: Shai Wininger
Price: $3.99 (buy app)

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