Notes in the Kotel

Question

What is significant about placing notes ini the Kotel? Are any explanations beyond the story of Azulai?

16 years

Answers

  1. There is nothing particularly significant. The story aside I think that the most obvious reason is that most people do not have the ability to get to the Kotel and they feel that by sending a note they are “closer” to God and more likely to have their prayers answered.

    However, having said that, it is important to always remember that, wherever we are geographically, if we truly ask God for something, God will listen to and (hopefully) fulfill our wish. Of course, and I think that this goes without saying, everybody should beseech God to grant us only those desires that are truly beneficial for us.

    Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team