the wall

A female CNN journalist heard about a very old Jewish man who had been going to the Western Wall to pray, twice a day, every day, for a long, long time.

So she went to check it out. She went to the Western Wall and there he was, walking slowly up to the holy site.

She watched him pray and after about 45 minutes, when he turned to leave, using a cane and moving very slowly, she approached him for an interview.

“Pardon me, sir, I’m Rebecca Smith from CNN. What’s your name?”

“Morris Fishbien,” he replied.

“Sir, how long have you been coming to the Western Wall and praying?”

“For about 60 years.”

“60 years! That’s amazing! What do you pray for?”

“I pray for peace between the Christians, Jews and the Muslims. I pray for all the wars and all the hatred to stop. I pray for all our children to grow up safely as responsible adults, and to love their fellow man.”

“How do you feel after doing this for 60 years?”

“Like I’m talking to a wall.”

story source: Author Unknown

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may your day be wall-less

 

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11 thoughts on “the wall

  1. Amusing. Here’s a thought, maybe if they allowed women to pray at that wall that would be a first step in reaching all the prayers that old man was reciting!

  2. Art, somehow, somewhare, I have seen this story before, but with only the first photograph included! I just admired it so much then–and even more here with your additions. May you have many, many days with unlimited horizons, never mind without walls!

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