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On June 1967, a unique cry was heard. It was not an expression of yearning or hope, but a cry over the emptiness of his soul...

The Stone that Cried

The Stone that Cried

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The Stone that Cried

On June 1967, a unique cry was heard. It was not an expression of yearning or hope, but a cry over the emptiness of his soul...
Passion; Zeal, Apathy, Western Wall, Six-Day War

The Kotel is called the Wailing Wall because of all the tears that Jews have shed over the centuries in front of this holy place. Tears of prayer, pain, hope and joy. There has been so much crying at the Wall that some say the stones themselves look like they are crying.

But in June 1967, a unique cry was heard. A heart of stone that never experienced anything Jewish suddenly burst into tears. His cry was not a prayerful cry, nor a joyful cry. It was not an expression of yearning or hope, but a cry over the emptiness of his soul...

Chana Weisberg is the editor of TheJewishWoman.org. She lectures internationally on issues relating to women, relationships, meaning, self-esteem and the Jewish soul. She is the author of five popular books.
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Chana Weisberg March 16, 2017

thank you Luba!
thanks for watching and writing. Reply

luba annapolis March 15, 2017

all videos are so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! your videos are so meaningful to me please write back to me Im waiting for it love luba Reply

Joyce M Guy Ardmore, Oklahoma USA August 15, 2014

My Jewish Roots from Oklahoma Born USA/Cherokee Blood Hello Chana,
I am a 72 Year Old Lady who has been raised to work hard, grow food and love G-d. I am now finding out I am 3/4 Cherokee and the remaining between Irish & German. My Parents are mostly full blood Cherokee Indians. They have now found The Cherokee Indians are the Lost Tribe of Israel. I am so excited for this knowledge and my heart sings to know I am Jewish decent because my heart has always wanted to come to Israel.
I am currently working to find my Heritage Path of Ancestry back to Israel. I am very happy to know this. When they found the connection my life changed and I felt like I could dance and sing all the Jewish songs for me now. Thanks for the opportunity to share my heart. Reply

Anonymous Atlanta, Gorgia December 11, 2013

the stone that crieD I love your videos! Reply

Raphaela Sorkin Foster City July 18, 2013

Jewish Roots Hello Chana! I am an Eastern European Jew. When we immigrated to America, it was very hard to get connected to American Jews. They didn't want us, and were making fun of us. Most of the American Jews thought that they were the real Jews, and we were not. Actually now when I brought my daughter to the Jewish school so she can stay connected to Jews and Jewish traditions, it was very dificcult even for her to get connected with American Jews. Even though she was born in San Francisco. Go figure. Sometimes I don't understand why one nation of Jews think they are better than the other. Aren't we all the same? When G-D created us, I am sure he didn't specify who is going where, and who is going to be a better Jew. We are all good Jews no matter where we live. We just have to be able to connect to one another better. Look at the Chinese? No wonder there are so many of them. They respect one another. Maybe Jews have a lesson to learn. Reply

Anonymous Saint Petersburg July 17, 2013

I feel the most Jewish when someone tries to take the Jewish away from me. I am happy to see a Jewish person cry, that is my promise from G I am not alone at wanting the Jewish to live. Reply

C. Meyer berlin, fr germany November 27, 2011

Dear Chana When I was attending a chabad synagogue with my wife and my 2 daughters, some 8 days ago on a friday evening and was given a bi-language siddur, I even could not concentrate on the prayers. I was there and had to fight my tears and my tense stomach. When I saw the men dancing with their little boys, praying, singing, taking the little boys up on the fathers back enjoing all the time at the synagogue service. I felt so moved I hardly could fight my tears. It was just so wonderfull. As a converting family I would like to thank you and the entire chabad community for all your effords and care, and just for this bursting buty!
Thanks , sincerely yours from Berlin. Reply

Kathleen Erie, PA February 17, 2011

thank you for your mitzvah Your beautiful and kind words filled with wisdom are much needed in our present world. Coming from a Christian background but moving into a realization of the G-d of Israel and longing to take a step, like Ruth, to worship Hashem in fullness, yet no knowing what steps to take, and then finding your message gives me the hope and courage to conitnue my journey knowing that the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is also leading and gjuiding me. Thiis evening I am grateful for your words that I came upon by what appered to be chance but, of course, was not. Reply

Richard Lambrecht Thornton, CO September 1, 2009

The stone that cried Many years ago I had the privilege of visiting the Kotel, the Wailing Wall. As a Christian I know from reading the words from your ancient prophets that this location will once again become a vital part of your next temple in Jerusalem. I pray for that day and I long for you to see your long awaited Messiah that will again rule over your beloved homeland. I pray for the peace and safety of the Jewish nation. I pray that G-d can use me to help bless you His chosen people. "Next year in Jerusalem...." Reply

Elizabeth July 6, 2009

Only this year... I learned for sure that at least my maiden name is a Jewish one. Hidden for several generations, if not many. This longing to go home someday to Israel, when because of many moves in my life, NO PLACE has really felt like home....and trying our best to learn the Torah and live accordingly has a great cost. NONE of our kin at this point want to join us. It is a rather lonely path...but hubby and I are trying to keep our eyes on the future. Eternity will be a very long time!! Keeping Shabbat has blessed us so much and has become such a precious time to us!! We are so grateful for this site and other ones like it!! Reply

Raymond Los Angeles, USA June 7, 2009

Most Beautiful Video Yet This is the fourth Chana Weisberg video I have watched since discovering them about fifteen minutes ago. It seems that the more of these that I watch, the better they get. This one particularly touched me; I felt tears forming in my eyes, because I also feel sad that I am missing out on spirituality. Some time ago, a local prominent Rabbi's son-in-law asked me in what situations do I feel the most spiritual. The question caught me off guard; I had nothing to say, because I never feel spiritual. But this Chana Weisberg here is like an angel disguised as a human being. She cannot be human; just watch her and see that she emanates from Heaven! Reply

Gloria Beil-Phillips Twain Harte, CA May 9, 2009

the stone that cried As a child I lived in a secular home. First Zionism and the love of Israel became my Jewish connection. And over recent years, the study of Torah, Shabbat, the festivals, havedeepened my observance. Although my sister lovesIsrael, she is an atheist. This troubles me. I pray for her tshuvah. Reply

Anonymous May 1, 2009

the stone that cried I am trying to find my true soul mate so that I can build a house in Israel :) Reply

Anonymous San Diego, CA April 29, 2009

Gratitude to G-d This was the first year that both our children (18 & 24) were not with us for Seder. When our friends asked isn't this hard for you it crystalized in our hearts how thankful we were and are that they were together in Jerusalem, the holy city, for Birchat Ha Chama at the Kotel, for Shabbat Ha Gadol and the Seder. What could be better than that? Only one thing - with G-d's help, "ditto" for all the Jewish people's grandchildren and future generations . Am Yisroel Chai! Reply

Mrs. Rene O'Riordan Dublin 16 April 29, 2009

The stone that cried It is a sign of love when you are sad that you cannot love. Blessings - Rene Reply

Lee Pinero Everett, Washington April 28, 2009

The Stone That Cried I awake with my thoughts on G-d, thanking him, and for one more day to do mitzvot. After praying, and while I am up and about, I try to connect with non-observant Jews to share my experience about returning to Judaism that began with the first article I read on chabad.org. It was about a child that fell out of the (Jewish) cradle, how that article picked me up, returned me to Judaism and made a better person by pointing me in the direction to help fulfill the reason for being born Jewish. Reply

Anonymous via mychabad.org April 27, 2009

Prayer Prayer helps me connect and focus. It reminds me of the Force that is running the world even if it is sometimes in a manner that I do not like and it reminds me that I'm part of something greater than myself. Reply

Debra via mychabad.org April 27, 2009

connecting to my jewish roots Trying to constantly learn from our Jewish traditions, even something small, even just a short thought helps me to feel inspired and connected. This site and this blog is a great way! Reply

Yonit Sacramento, CA, USA April 27, 2009

HaKotel I visited Israel for the first time last year. A highlight of my visit was visiting The Western Wall; I had the honor and privilege of bringing prayers from my friends. Every time I see pictures of The Western Wall I recall touching the stones, and being there for Kabbalat Shabbat. I'm ready to go back. Reply

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