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Holocaust Survivor Visits Western Wall for the First Time

elderly man, Avraham Takotch, wearing black hat beret, glasses, and sweater vest, praying at the Western Wall. (Photo: IFCJ)

After Holocaust survivor Avraham Takotch, 90, from Donetsk, Ukraine, expressed his deep desire to visit one of the holiest places in Judaism, his granddaughter contacted The Fellowship Crisis Hotline, where operators were happy to help make Avraham’s dream come true. Recently, Avraham finally got to place his hand on the Western Wall for the first time. Writers at The Yeshiva World tell us more:

“I dreamed about it all my life and here I am,” said Avraham Takatch, with a smile on his face. “This is a great privilege and that I have been able to daven in the holiest place for the Jewish people.” Until now, this place was known to me only from pictures I saw and from the television screen.

In honor of Takatch’s birthday, his granddaughter decided to celebrate the day in a special way, and contacted the [IFCJ] hotline for assistance and asked for help in realizing Takatch’s dreams and bringing him to the Kosel. The foundation enlisted to help and provided transportation, arranged convenient and close parking, and made sure that Takatch was able to use a wheelchair.

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