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Question

Why do Jews when at the Wall sway back and forth when praying?

Answer

The verse in Psalms says: "With all my bones, God, I shall praise you." So Jews like to get their whole body involved in prayer. The swaying is also a form of meditative concentration.

With blessings from Jerusalem,

Rabbi Shraga Simmons
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