true stories from the Kotel by Reb Gutman Locks @ Mystical Paths
Why did this Jew from America tell me that standing at the Kotel crying was the highlight of his entire two-week trip to Israel?
I told him to close his eyes, picture his loved ones, and thank G-d for all of the good that He has given him. He closed his eyes, mumbled something softly, and then burst out crying.
There are two kinds of crying at the Kotel. There is crying from sadness, as when you are in pain, and there is crying from spiritual awakening, which is really crying from joy.
For the first time in many years, if not in his entire life, this Jew felt like he was standing before G-d and being overwhelmed by His greatness. “Thank you… thank you… thank you.”