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The Western Wall, Heart of Jerusalem

A dear friend of mine, a wealthy  physician from the United States, being a restless  globetrotter, came a few years ago to visit Israel as a casual tourist.  His tour guide took him to all the interesting spots in the Land. Nothing  touched him. Nothing  even caught much of his attention. The last day of the tour was scheduled to visit the Western  Wall in Jerusalem. When he

approached it, he stood there and then placed his

forehead  against  the ancient  wall. Suddenly  he began to cry. He hadn’t cried since he was a child, but now he couldn’t  stop. He kept on crying for half an hour, stunned  with what was happening to him.


This experience changed  his life. He returned  to Israel, got in touch with good people,  began to learn, married  an angelic  kind of woman  residing in Jerusalem, and bought  a beautiful  home five minutes  walk from the Western  Wall. He keeps growing,  helps people in many ways, and is enjoying  life.


Testimonies such as these are plentiful. What is the Western  Wall?




The heart of Jerusalem

A sacred place

An open space under the sky

Facing an ancient  3,000 years old Wall

Where the first and second

Temple  stood many centuries  ago.



The Kotel, the Western  Wall,

A place of intense,  powerful, ineffable  energies.



From all corners  of the world, people stream  by to invoke blessings, divine interventions, protection and healing  love for each other, for the whole world.


Hearts are opening,  finding  blessed  relief in floods of tears, in shining  inner revelations, renewed  strength,  confidence and trust welling

up from deep within, awakening deep love for the


Sensing  awesome  forces enveloping us, purifying, elevating, transforming, supporting, and responding to the changing  needs of every moment.


Like a flowing  river, thousands of people are streaming by day and night, year by year.


We are blessing  them, blessing  the Family of

Mankind  to take shelter under the protection of



the Supreme  Creator  of Life. Blessing  all to receive  Heavenly Light.


Like dew from heaven,  deep stillness  alights over us.  We find ourselves  graced with healing  peace, enveloped in the heartfelt  prayers  of many others standing  by.  We are joining  in with their silent pleas, their profound  inner yearnings.

Sensing  their immensely precious  souls, their sacred essential  beauty,  their courage,  basic goodness  and innocence.


Gentle people from all nations  gather here, yearning  for the Light, seeking  Peace, messengers from afar:

South America,  Australia, South Africa, Europe,

China, the United States, Russia,  Japan, India, Korea, to name a few…


At times, past midnight  on Holydays, hundreds of Yeshiva  students  stream  in with their Rebbe, joining  hands, forming  one majestic  circle, chanting, swaying  back and forth in rhythm  with the chant, in joyful communion with each other.


On special celebrations and High Holydays, many thousands gather here together,  taking shelter  under the wings of Divine Presence, poignantly invoking  blessings  and protection over the entire people of Israel.



Together  we are soaring  with intense  yearning  to remain  lovingly  connected with the awesome Presence  of the Most High, the Supreme, life giving,

healing  Presence  that supports  us always and


We are joining  in with the passionate, overwhelming, ancient  cry of the People of Israel, the cry for Redemption, for the new messianic Light to illuminate our souls and the entire




We know and sense the awesome, infinite Presence, truly there, almost palpable,  all- powerful  and loving, washing  away our fears, our doubts and stubborn  inner resistances,

cleansing, renewing  and strengthening us.

We feel a profound  desire to support,  comfort and encourage our brethren  as we are walking together  with them along our challenging journeys  through  life.


We can also sense the majestic  presence  of countless  great souls from higher dimensions seeking  to reach out to us, blessing  us with their energy of living support,  their caring and compassion.


We are blessing  the Eternal,  Awesome One, Supreme  Source of all Good, who is ever awaiting our choices  to connect  and reconnect with



heavenly  Love.  We are learning  to listen to the word of God.


 From the book: Masters and Miracles – By Liliane Ritchie

Message To The Reader:


We are considering publishing a second book of miracles.

If you have a special, miraculous experience and would like to share it with others you may send it to us at:





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Students  Comments  from the Refuah



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Daily Torah Quote

Joke of the day

Once there was a Yeshiva student going out on his first date. He went to his friend for advice. “What do I talk about with the girl?”

His friend said, “It’s as easy as pie. First you talk about love. Then you talk about family. And then you talk about philosophy.”

OK, the great moment arrives. They sit down and first he says, “Tell me honestly, do you love lokshen (noodles)?”

She says, “No, I hate lokshen.”

OK, let’s try family. “Does your brother like lokshen?”

“I don’t have a brother.”

Oh, no, this is not so simple. Let’s try philosophy. “If you would have a brother, do you think he would like lokshen?”