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Tweet God?

twitter.com/thekotel is the site, Reuters reports.

Just never thought of Tweeting God or Facebooking Him for that matter, I suppose. Never occurred to any of us. Oh, we have prayer in our services, of course, and on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:00 we open the building for early morning prayer. These meetings are available for everyone, and we believe they are of great benefit to those who attend. But we just never thought of the Tweeting angle.

Alon Nir did. He is an Israeli, a resident of Tel Aviv,  a university student, and he has made available what many may feel is a direct line to God. He has established a Twitter site where prayers can be sent, and where he then will print them out, drive to Jerusalem’s Western Wall and insert the prayer papers into the crevices of the walls of this Jewish holy site that the “faithful believe provides a direct line to the Almighty.” (Reuters)

I’ve never seen that Wailing Wall, but Jerry has, and he says the reverence shown there is remarkable, and indeed the wall is festooned with rolled up scraps of paper inscribed with prayers. The men begin praying, bending low and lower with each prayer, so that finally they are nearly touching the ground with their heads as they sincerely pray.

Tucked into the Western Wall of Jerusalem tonight are Tweeted prayers. It’s a different way of praying from any I’ve ever heard, but who knows…? I suspect God hears our sincere prayers whether we whisper them, shout them, weep them or Twitter them. The main thing is that we talk with Him, communicate, let Him know our needs.

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Sucked Birds Crash a Jet: Miraculously No One Is Killed

It is amazing, but true; a tiny flying animal can bring down a massive jet. Earlier today such an occurrence was seen in New York City. Amazingly–miraculously, even–none of the 150 people aboard were killed.

To be fully honored and commended are the pilot, other crew members of this US Airways jet, first responders and all who assisted with these exceptionally smooth and orderly maneuvers.

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Shown here is this beautiful image provided by Janis Krums from Sarasota, Florida who posted the first photo of the downed U.S. Airways flight 1549 on Twitter from his iPhone.

NEW YORK — A US Airways jet crashed Thursday in the Hudson River between Manhattan and New Jersey after a flock of birds apparently struck its engines — but all 155 people on board are thought to have survived, and the pilot is being hailed as a hero.

Passengers were sent fleeing into the icy, 35-degree waters when the Airbus 320 went down near 48th Street in Manhattan shortly after taking off from LaGuardia Airport.

“We’ve had a ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ and now we have a miracle on the Hudson,” said New York Gov. David Paterson. From Fox News

In slow motion, this video demonstrates a bird being taken into a plane engine.

More than 200 people have been killed worldwide as a result of wildlife strikes with aircraft since 1988, according to Bird Strike Committee USA, and more than 5,000 bird strikes were reported by the U.S. Air Force in 2007. Bird strikes, or the collision of an aircraft with an airborne bird, tend to happen when aircraft are close to the ground, which means just before landing or after take-off, when jet engines are turning at top speeds.