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Greensboro teacher with rare cancer heading to Israel with letters for the Wailing Wall

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Battling a rare form of cancer, Hebrew and World History teacher Rina Wolfgang, is headed to Israel thanks to a group of her students at Grimsley High School. (JOSEPH RODRIGUEZ/News & Record)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Rina Sky Wolfgang boarded her flight to Israel on Tuesday with the bag of medicines for her terminal cancer and the notes from others she is to deliver when she gets to the Wailing Wall, which in the Jewish tradition is thought of as God’s mailbox.

The trip was inspired by someone asking the 62-year-old popular Hebrew and world history teacher at Grimsley High if she had a last wish, which she said was a spiritual one.

Wolfgang, like many Jews, feels an emotional attachment to Israel, which is considered home.

The Wailing Wall, where people tuck notes to God in the cracks and crevices, is one of the holiest sites in the Middle East. She has not touched the ground there since she was a college student.

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