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  • Ami Adler

Alone at the Wall

Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel (1/29/2022)

The Background:

I had arrived in Israel the day before and was having trouble sleeping. I decided to get up early and go to the Neitz Minyan (the earliest prayer services) at the Kotel (the Western Wall). There was a light mist and it looked like it might start raining so almost everyone was in the indoor section – except for this one man. It was such a rare and beautiful scene to see the Kotel so empty and try to picture the conversation this lone Jew was having with his Creator.

The Message:

Like this individual, sometimes in life we find ourselves alone at the wall. There comes a point when we realize that we have no one else to turn to but G-d. We may have tried it all, we may have been let down by those around us, or we have simply recognized that we never had any control in the first place. At those moments, we can reach out to our Creator and know that He is listening and ready to help. We can drop all pretenses, let go of our doubts, our fears and our insecurities and have a conversation with our Father in Heaven. No distractions, no intermediaries, just us and the one that knows us better than anyone else. May we all be blessed to experience that connection.

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