Jerusalem – Israeli postal authorities delivered hundreds of ‘letters to G-d’ from across the world to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
A popular Jewish custom holds that prayers will be answered by G-d if they are written and placed in the 2,000-year-old retaining wall of the ancient Jewish Temple.
Every year Israeli officials bring letters addressed to the wall or to G-d and stuff them into the cracks between the stones in the wall.
The site’s chief rabbi carried a cardboard box marked ‘Letters to G-d’ and containing letters in a variety of languages, including English, Russian, French and Spanish.
Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitz said prayers of people all over the world ascend through this holy place. He added that he hopes G-d grants all of the requests.