Western Wall - Sacred Space or Modern Day Idol?

Western Wall - Sacred Space or Modern Day Idol?

Heathens and Fanatics

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When people pray at The Kotel, The Western Wall, are they praying to G-d or to the Wall itself? When does sacred space become an end unto itself rather than a means to an end? Should their be a pluralistic prayer space at the Western Wall or should it function as an Orthodox synagogue? We touch on these important questions jumping off from this famous text from Exodus 25:8 וְעָ֥שׂוּ לִ֖י מִקְדָּ֑שׁ וְשָׁכַנְתִּ֖י בְּתוֹכָֽם׃ And let them make Me ...
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When people pray at The Kotel, The Western Wall, are they praying to G-d or to the Wall itself? When does sacred space become an end unto itself rather than a means to an end? Should their be a pluralistic prayer space at the Western Wall or should it function as an Orthodox synagogue? We touch on these important questions jumping off from this famous text from Exodus 25:8 וְעָ֥שׂוּ לִ֖י מִקְדָּ֑שׁ וְשָׁכַנְתִּ֖י בְּתוֹכָֽם׃ And let them make Me ...
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