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The Kotel and its Significance

During the times of the Temple, Jews from around Israel would make pilgrimage to Jerusalem three times each year.

During the 1900-year exile, Jews would travel to Jerusalem at great expense and danger, just to have the chance to pray at the enduring Wall of the destructed Temple - The Kotel Ha'Maarevi. There, they would pour their hearts out to G-d, beseeching him for Jewish redemption. Their tears watered the Wall and melted the Stones of the sole surviving Wall of the Temple.

Pray Forty Consecutive Days at the Kotel

Ezras Yisroel, founded to alleviate the burdens of bereft, poor and needy families and individuals, has initiated an additional program benefiting those who are in need. The service includes Ezras Yisroel notable representatives who pray for forty successive days at the Western Wall for the well-being, health or any wish of those concerned. Thereby, Ezras Yisroel offers a unique opportunity of prayer at the Divine Presence of the Western Wall endowed with everlasting sanctity.

Why Forty Days?

The theme of 40 days is symbolic in numerous places in Jewish traditions. The first time Moses ascended the mountain, he was there for 40 days. In the story of Noah and the flood, the rain fell for 40 days. The Jews wandered in the desert for 40 years. In addition, a Jewish ritual bath ("mikveh") must hold a minimum of 40 units of water.

Forty represents the concept of renewal -- a new beginning. Forty means that something may look like the same old thing on the surface, but its essence is very new.

Understandably, a legend in Jerusalem says that those who prayed at the Western Wall (Kotel) for 40 consecutive days for one specific thing were helped.

Now, with Ezras Yisroel, the combined power of tears and tefillah, prayer, is within your reach.

For an Ezras Yisroel representative to pray at the Kotel for you for a minimum donation, click here.