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The Secret Life of Gershon Burd – Aish.com

Oct 13, 2013
We, the members of his community in the Old City of Jerusalem, thought we knew Gershon Burd. The men at the yeshiva where he worked full time and learned Torah full time thought they knew Gershon. Batya, his wife of ten years and the mother of his five children, thought she knew Gershon.
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High Way to Heaven – A Toronto Russian Immigrant offers a little help from above

November 01, 2010
You need a husband, a wife, or perhaps a new baby? Your first cousin needs a job or your grandmother has cancer and you are hoping you can do something to relieve their suffering.
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Prayers to God only an email away – Russia Today

May 01, 2009
Jews believe that praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem is like speaking directly to God, but those who can’t travel there themselves still have a means to pass on their wishes – through a ‘prayer agent’.

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Miracle business offers 40 days of prayer by proxy at Kotel – Jewish Press of Pinellas County

Apr 25, 2008
JERUSALEM – According to a kabbal ist tradition, God answers the prayers of those who visit the Western Wall for 40 consecutive days. But not everyone lives in Jerusalem, and even denizens of the Holy City find it a challenge to visit the Old City shrine daily for nearly six weeks to avail themselves of divine intervention. Recognizing this need, in 2004 Jewish Quarter resident Batya Burd, 33, established Western Wall Prayers to say proxy prayers at the Kotel for those unable to be there personally.
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40 days at the Wall – Chicago Jewish Star

Mar 14, 2008
According to a kabbalistic tradition, God answers the prayers of those who visit the Western Wall for 40 consecutive days.
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Burd Flies To The Western Wall For 40 Days Of Prayer – The Jewish Press

Feb 27, 2008
According to a kabbalist tradition, God answers the prayers of those who visit the Western Wall for 40 consecutive days. But not everyone lives in Jerusalem, and even denizens of the Holy City find it a challenge to visit the Old City shrine daily for nearly six weeks to avail themselves of divine intervention.
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Prayer squad on mission – The Windsor Star

Feb 19, 2008
JERUSALEM – Some want a wife. Others long for children, a miracle cure for illness or a quick fix for their finances.
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Prayer agents turn e-mails into miracles – The Globe and Mail

Feb 19, 2008
JERUSALEM — Some want a wife. Others long for children, a miracle cure for illness or a quick fix for their finances.
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Prayer squad on mission for God in Jerusalem – Yahoo News

Feb 18, 2008
JERUSALEM (Reuters Life!) – Some want a wife. Others long for children, a miracle cure for illness or a quick fix for their finances.
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Prayer squad on mission for God in Jerusalem – Reuters

Feb 18, 2008
JERUSALEM (Reuters Life!) – Some want a wife. Others long for children, a miracle cure for illness or a quick fix for their finances.
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Burd flies to the Western Wall for 40 days – Jewish Tribune

Feb 7, 2008
JERUSALEM – According to a kabbalist tradition, God answers the prayers of those who visit the Western Wall for 40 consecutive days. However, not everyone lives in Jerusalem and even denizens of the Holy City find it a challenge to visit the Old City shrine daily for nearly six weeks to avail themselves of divine intervention.
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The Prayer Business – Jerusalem Post

Feb 7, 2008
According to a kabbalist tradition, God answers the prayers of those who visit the Western Wall for 40 consecutive days. But not everyone lives in Jerusalem, and even residents of the holy city find it a challenge to visit the Wall daily for nearly six weeks to avail themselves of divine intervention.
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Kosel Segulah Has a Global Impact – HaModia

Jan 2, 2008
We all know someone we desperately wish would get married, or have a baby, or recover from a health condition, or overcome a financial setback. Perhaps that person is you.
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The Power of Tefila – HaModia

Nov 19, 2008
In the ancient tradition of Yissaschar and Zevulun, worldwide Jewry is at it again.This time, the partnership is happening via the mom-andpop chessed and kiruv venture Western Wall Prayers.
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40 Days Of Prayer At The Kotel: A Recipe For Miracles – Five Towns Jewish Times

Dec 20, 2007
We all know someone who wishes to get married, or have a baby, or recover from health problems, or overcome financial setbacks, or… Perhaps that person is you.
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Website brings prayers to Jerusalem – The Boston Globe

Mar 4, 2006
JERUSALEM – Batya Burd is a devout Jew, dedicated to following to the letter every instruction contained in the Torah – from how to dress and what to eat to whether to neuter a pet cat. The 31-year-old former corporate lawyer is also tech-savvy; Burd is the founder of www.WesternWallPrayers.org, a website that enables [people] the world over to order a 40-day cycle of prayers at the Western Wall in Jerusalem
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Her laptop to God’s ears – Toronto Star

Nov 12, 2005
One-time Bay St. lawyer Batya Burd delivers prayers by proxy … to the ancient Western WallShe believes heavenly intervention made her the answer to her husband’s prayers
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Praying at the Wall by proxy and the Internet – The HaAretz

Oct 16, 2005
The latest marriage of technology and millennia-old traditions enables anyone with a special request, at least $90 to spare and Internet access to pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
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Prayers by Proxy – World Jewish Digest

Sick, lonely, down on your luck? For centuries Jews have visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem to entreat God for special blessings. According to religious tradition, after the destruction of the Second Temple, God’s presence never left the wall that stood on the western side of the Temple compound.Now, the age of the Internet has brought the Wall closer to the geographically challenged. There are webcams offering streaming video of people at prayer (www.thekotel.org), as well as a free service that allows you to email a note to be placed in the Wall’s crevices (www.aish.com/wallcam).
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Praying at the Wall by proxy and the Internet – In The Faith

Oct 17, 2005
The latest marriage of technology and millennia-old traditions enables anyone with a special request, at least $80 to spare and Internet access to pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
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40 Days of Prayer at the Kotel: A Recipe for miracles – Jewish World Radio

We all know someone who wishes to get married, or have a baby, or recover from health problems, or overcome financial setbacks, or… Perhaps that person is you.