By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Gutman Locks, a fixture in the Old City of Jerusalem for two decades, says that the ancient stones of the Kotel not only accept prayers but also project hope.
“With very little imagination, you can see dozens of ‘faces’ shaped within various worn stones of the Kotel,” he says about the retaining wall of the Temple Mount, which was closest to the Holy of Holies when the Beis Hamikdash stood.
And there is one stone in particular on the women’s section that he says reminds some people of the glowing face of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson.
“If you do not know where to look it is unlikely that you will find it,” says the author of several books and musical tapes who can often be found chatting with visitors and tourists at the Kotel.
“To make things easier for you I have photographed the stone and set the ‘face of the Rebbe’ in the very center of the picture,” Locks said, pointing out that the photo he sent COLlive was “not photoshopped or any other change.”
He said that when Lubavitchers visit the Kotel, he tries to show it to them. “At first they cannot see it and then when they do they jump and say ‘Oh!’ Depending on the lighting, the image can be startlingly clear, even twinkling.”
Do you see it in the photo?