Thank G-d I am happy to be writing you from a peaceful Jerusalem despite the plans of our enemies – may we continue to be protected!
Congratulations to ‘Sara’ who started dating her husband on the first day her prayer agent went to the Wall, to ‘Benji’ who got a job on day 37 at the Wall, to ‘Betty’ who gave birth to a healthy baby after our prayers and to ‘Vicky’ whose husband’s court case was incredibly successful. Keep sending in your stories! We love hearing them and we feel a special privilege to be part of the most sensitive aspects of your lives.
Well…it’s almost Elul (the Jewish month in which Moses climbed Mt. Sinai to receive the tablets). 30 days later is known as Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) but spiritually, it is actually the Judgment Day for the entire world. (It is also the day that Adam and Eve were created.) 10 days later (40 in total) is Yom Kippur – otherwise known as the day of atonement – and the anniversary of Moses descending Mt. Sinai with the tablets in hand. On Rosh Hashanah, life starts again and it is decided what will happen to every nation and every person for an entire year.
Who will live and who will die, who will gain wealth and who will lose wealth, who will be healthy and who will be sick, who will get married and who will be single. Anything can happen…..
The future is ours to create, the regrets of the past are ours to erase. There’s strength in numbers and in partnerships and we can help each other to be more successful!
There is a very special power to praying these 40 days from Elul to Yom Kippur. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have a pious person pray for you at the Wailing Wall!
What will be – only the Lord knows. But what can be depends largely on the efforts you put forth towards it.
May the Lord bless us to be the conduit through which your prayers are soon answered!
Lisa Burd and Your Wailing Wall Prayer Family