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#1 Hum

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 15:57

JERUSALEM (AP) — Worshippers usually leave notes to the Almighty at one of Judaism's holiest sites. But half a billion dollars?

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, who oversees Jerusalem's Western Wall, said a worshipper found an envelope at the site Wednesday with 507 checks in the amount of about $1 million each. They were not addressed to anyone, and it's doubtful they can be cashed.

Rabinovitch said most are Nigerian. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said some were from the United States, Europe and Asia.

Rabinovitch says he has found similar checks in Western Wall charity boxes before, but they all bounced. He says most of them were written by people from Africa.

The rabbi says he thinks the check writers "wanted to give all they had to the Creator of the universe."

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 15:58

Holy Moly!

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 16:09

large checks, all bounced, mostly form Africa?.... anyone else sense a Nigerian prince is behind this?

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 16:24

And I thought Nigerian checks were good as gold. :laugh:

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:02

^ As good as fake gold. :p