Western Walls and Prayers

       Speaking of things Jewish, not long ago I found a webcam focused on the ancient Western Wall in Jerusalem. Most webcams, in my opinion, are quite dull, but this one isn't. Sometimes there are only a few persons praying and sometimes there are scores and even, I should think, hundreds.

       An old tradition permits a petitioner at the Wall to place a small slip of paper bearing a special request into any nook or cranny of the wall. If you can't afford the airfare just now, you may still place a note in the Wall by sending a brief e-mail. Your message will be printed out and placed in the Wall later in the day.

January 2001