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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Workers at the Western Wall removed notes from the holy site’s cracks in preparation for Passover.

Visitors to the wall traditionally write their prayers and hopes on pieces of paper and insert them into its cracks.

The notes are removed twice a year to make room for new ones, using wooden sticks dipped in the mikvah. They are buried at Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives cemetery.

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