Thursday, January 11, 2007

City of God

Went to the Kottel yesterday for the first time in some time and noticed two things.

The amount of beggars there has expanded exponentially. As you enter, you see a row of them lined up shaking their hands. While you're davening you are swamped by guys. It's impossible to know who is genuine and who is looking to buy a hamburger for lunch.

They renovated the bit on the left side of the male section and it looks incredible. Female readers may not know this but on the men's side you can keep walking inwards. They've cleaned it up and it looks amazing. Saw a plaque thanking Lily Safra for her contribution. Googled her and its quite a story. Check it out....


Blogger marissa said...

Whilst she has undoubtedly done great things with her money, I can't help but feel a bit suspicious of a woman who had two extremely wealthy husbands that died under 'odd' circumstances at best, and left her with fortunes because of their untimely death. What do you think, Dot?

2:09 PM  
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1:09 AM  
Blogger Dot Co Dot Il said...

Marissa - Very suspicious Marissa.

2:23 PM  

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