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#1 Pinchas

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:04 AM

Thou Shalt Not Sell the Wailing Wall on Ebay

http://www.jewishpre...bay/2012/02/14/

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the Kotel Rabbi, filed a police complaint Monday following a public auction on Ebay of stones from the Wailing Wall. The stones were being offered as amulets of blessings, but Rabbi Rabinowitz claims this is against the law. The Kotel Rabbi also approached Ebay's operators requesting them to halt the auction. He also warned that stones that were stolen from the Wall would bring a curse, not a blessing, on those who purchase them.

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#2 adiel

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:43 AM

How would one pull a stone from wall? With a chisel?

Is there a chiyuv kares that comes along with it?
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#3 Kalashnikover_Rebbe

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:08 AM

How would one pull a stone from wall? With a chisel?

Is there a chiyuv kares that comes along with it?

I assume so, or maybe it's just gravel that has disintegrated...

As for Kares, it would seemingly be the same din as touching the wall or at least putting ur hand through the cracks (also the wall leans inward meaning it is further IN on the top than the bottom, so since the plaza is pretty far up the wall, there are those that argue that even if you are right up against the wall you are technically ON the Temple Mount, with all that entails...)
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#4 RebPropagandist

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:16 PM

So much for the kosel being indestructable.
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#5 Kalashnikover_Rebbe

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:39 PM

So much for the kosel being indestructable.

That's probably not referring to the Kosel, but the actual wall of the TEMPLE. The Kosel has no inherent holiness really...
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#6 Snag

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:42 PM

Is there a chiyuv kares that comes along with it?

not likely. but there is probably a lav of ืœื ืชืขืฉื•ืŸ ื›ืŸ ืœื”' ืืœืงื™ื›ื
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