I was prepared. I'd written out a list of family and friends I would pray for by name at the Western Wall. Then after I prayed, I rolled up the paper and stuffed it into a crack in the wall. Can you see all the bits of paper between the stones in the pictures below?
The Western Wall is traditionally believed to be the closest place a praying Jew can come to the Holy of Holies. Do you see the phylactery (small box containing scripture) on the man's forehead? Jesus mentions phylacteries in Matt 23:5. Jesus was always more concerned with the state of the heart than customs or traditions. There is no Jewish temple standing today; it was destroyed in AD 70.