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Western Wall stones on sale at eBay

Kotel rabbi slams sale:

by Rhonda Spivak, Feb 21, 2012

Editor's note: It appears you can purchase anything on E-Bay these days--including little stones from the Western Wall. I couldn't help bringing this story to the attention of readers.
On reading this article below I began to wonder if you could buy Western Wall stones in bulk --buy 9, get the tenth one free. Just think of the demand for this product on the  high-holidays!

Leaving aside all the moral, religious problems and the violation of the Antiquities Law, how would a purchaser on E-Bay really know if the piece of stone they received was the real thing or a knock-off? Afterall Jerusalem is full of stones and rocks.

And how would you get insurance on such a Western wall stone if it were being shipped out of Israel?

And if you are selling off stones form the the Western Wall, why not try to sell used notes put in the wall, or atleast recycle them--surely it would reduce duplication and be environmentally sound.

The Rabbi of the Western Wall, Shmuel Rabinovitz,  he has sent a letter to the online auction website eBay in an effort to prevent the sale of stones from the Western Wall.

Small stones from the Western Wall have appeared on the website promising blessings and good fortune.  This is  on sale for $24.99.

To read  the full article in the Jerusalem Post, click here:

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