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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 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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December 11, 2013
the stone that crieD
I love your videos!
Anonymous
Atlanta, Gorgia
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.
Raphaela Sorkin
Foster City
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.
Anonymous
Saint Petersburg
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.
C. Meyer
berlin, fr germany
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.
Kathleen
Erie, PA
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...."
Richard Lambrecht
Thornton, CO
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!!
Elizabeth
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!
Raymond
Los Angeles, USA
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.
Gloria Beil-Phillips
Twain Harte, CA
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 :)
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