"God's mailbox" in Jerusalem gets a spring clean

"God's mailbox" is getting a spring clean

Location: Western Wall, Jerusalem

Visitors leave handwritten prayers between the cracks

which are cleared out twice a year

People can also email their prayers to religious authorities

for placement between the stones

(SOUNDBITE) (Hebrew) WESTERN WALL RABBI, SHMUEL RABINOWITZ, SAYING:

"This year, more than in previous years, we received thousands, hundreds of thousands of notes from all over the world - from Jews and from non-Jews who could not come here to the Western Wall."

The notes are bagged for ritual burial on the Mount of Olives