It happened just a few days after I was last there -- inserting a slip of paper with a list of sick people's names into a centuries old crevice between the cracks.
You might have read about it. A huge rock fell from the Western Wall in Jerusalem, narrowly missing a woman who was praying in that sacred space.
Oh, by the way -- it happened in the mixed-gender prayer area.
Oh, by the way -- it happened right after Tisha B'Av, the commemoration of the destruction of the ancient temples.
Now, of course, there is a reason why this happened. It is very simple. When you have a structure that is a couple of thousand years old, stuff happens.
But, that's not how Deputy Jerusalem Mayor Dov Kalmanovich interpreted it. No -- for him, this was a sign from God.