Memento of a World Renowned Holy Place in Israel
This beautiful metal collectible fridge magnet is made to represent one of the world’s most famous holy sites, the Kotel. It is a very iconic and special souvenir from Israel, as a symbol of a place recognized by people of different religions as a place where prayers are heard. The Kotel is located in the Old City of Jerusalem, and is the Western Wall of an ancient, holy temple, Temple Mount. People of different faiths have been coming to this site for centuries to meditate and pray.
Many people make it a point during their lifetimes to go on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and the most important place for them to visit while in Jerusalem is the Western Wall. There are many different traditions associated with the Western Wall, even an additional name, The Wailing Wall. However, regardless of which religious group is in possession of the site for the Kotel, it is fairly certain that all of them have a great respect for this special place.
Prayer Notes and Other Traditions of the Kotel
Jewish tradition has it that the Western Wall was part of the Holy Temple built by King Solomon, and the place where the Holy of Holies existed. It is the closeness to what was considered Heaven’s Gates and the presence of God that makes it such a special place for those who want to have their prayers heard by God. Scholars, theologians, housewives, politicians, children, old men, all different kinds of people make their way to the Western Wall with a special prayer or need that they hope will be heard by God.
People have been known to write their prayers down on paper, fold it and tuck it into a crack in the wall. Another tradition holds that if someone wants to meet their soul mate, that person should go pray at the Wall every day for 40 days, and they will find their true love.