Where is God? Wherever you let God in.
– The Kotzker Rebbe
As the Shabbat sun reached far into the west, and the first relief of the afternoon’s heat sighed over Jerusalem, my husband, two young sons and I set out on foot for the Western Wall (the Kotel). Our five year-old son Eli protested leaving the cool air of our hotel room for this place that he did not want to go.
It wasn’t until half-way up the meandering path on a hill that leads to Zion gate that he asked:
“Wait, are we going to the KOTEL?”
I replied: “Yes.”
He said: “I thought you said HOTEL. Oh, the KOTEL… I love that place!” (as though he’d been there before).