Of course the first stop on my trip to Israel had to be my favorite place in the entire world, the Western Wall. It occurred to me that this might be a good opportunity to connect with Humans of Judaism followers. The thought was to go live at the Western Wall and anyone watching could comment with a name of someone they would like for me to pray for on their behalf. Unfortunately it was about 100 degrees and my phone shut off from overheating. I wasn’t going to drop this idea just because of one minor hiccup. When I returned to my hotel, I posted a photo of the Western Wall from my earlier visit and presented the same offer for the following day when I planned to return.

The response was incredible. There were comments, private messages and emails. People asking for prayers for themselves, for others, for our community and beyond. All of a sudden this small idea delivered great results. By the time I returned to the Western Wall, there were hundreds of messages and names. The experience is one I will never forget.

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