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February 21, 2012 11:25 am
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‘Embezzlement From God’: Stones from Western Wall Sold on Ebay

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Western Wall. Photo: Wayne McLean.

The Rabbi of the Western Wall and the Holy Sites of Israel is furious with eBay for reportedly allowing the sale of stones from the sacred wall on its online shopping network, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Unknown individuals are apparently selling small stones from the Western Wall on the website, promising blessings and good fortune with each purchase of $24.99. Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitz sent a letter to eBay saying that the commercial sale of such items is like “embezzlement from God.”

“There [are] no special powers in theses stones at all. It is simply a blasphemous injury to generations upon generations of the Jewish people,” he wrote.

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