Obama Kotel Message Follow-Up

According to The Jerusalem Post, the Kotel rabbi, Shmuel Rabinovitch, has sent Sen. Barack Obama a letter apologizing for the publication of the note the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee left in the Kotel last week:

“As the rabbi of the Western Wall and the holy sites, I express my deep regret for this despicable act. Many people visit the Western Wall—Jews and non-Jews—and the respect for them and their prayers is of extreme importance to us,” wrote Rabinovitch. “I can only apologize that the holy atmosphere didn’t touch the heart of the yeshiva student as it touched your heart.”

“Your prayer, of course, has not been spoiled and you have not been damaged by this publication,” he stressed. “I wish for your prayers to be answered and may you be a faithful servant to the Almighty and be among those who work for and see the goodness of Jerusalem.”

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Benjamin Schuman-Stoler


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