Lifestyle & Belief

Western Wall stones now on eBay


Chip Watson, a US Evangelist motorbiker and supporter of Israel, prays next at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on November 6, 2011 as he and others tour the country on motorbikes as part of the Run To The Wall program.



The Western Wall is known as one of the world's holiest religious sites. And you can now have parts of it for just $4.99 apiece.

Haaretz reported that Jewish leaders were outraged to find stones from the Western Wall in Jerusalem for sale on eBay.

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Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich, chairman of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, asked eBay to remove the entry. The foundation also reported the sales to the police. Rabinovich "termed the sale and use of stones from the Western Wall both a sacrilege explicitly forbidden in the Torah, as well as a violation of modern antiquities laws," according to Haaretz

However, the page selling the stones still hadn't been taken down as of Monday afternoon. According to the eBay page, nine Western Wall blessing stones have already been sold.