'Notes to God' cleared from Western Wall ahead of Jewish New Year

Twice a year, a team of cleaners equipped with long sticks clear out tens of thousands of written prayers and wishes crammed into the crevices of Judaism's Western Wall in Jerusalem by worshippers and visitors, making room for fresh ones. It is time again for this cleaning at the wall on Wednesday (August 25). But this time, the rite was held with precautions against coronavirus infection in place, after a relapse in the infection rate.