But one can't be spontaneous when it comes to a pilgrimage to Har HaBayit. One must first get to a mikva, ritual bath and bathe in a special way. Entry to Har HaBayit isn't the 24/7 as to the Kotel, at least for Jews. Politicians have seen to that. They have decided, granted with the support of many rabbis who consider Har HaBayit too holy for Jews to visit for prayer and reflection. But they don't care about the irreverence and destruction being done there by non-Jews, particularly the Muslims.
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I decided to go to the Kotel for the simple reason that I had the time, didn't want to spend money and I also needed a place I could comfortably sit to doven (pray) Mincha (afternoon prayers) and say the Tehillim, Psalms I say daily.
All of the walls, even more modern, recently built ones, are being used as "mailboxes," as if G-d has a secretarial staff and needs written records of our requests.
- Our All Knowing G-d Almighty can see in our hearts.
- Our All Knowing G-d Almighty hears what we say and what we think and feel.
- Our All Knowing G-d Almighty is not a person.