Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Western Wall - also known as the Wailing Wall - in the Old City of Jerusalem

A female journalist heard a story about an elderly Jewish man who had been going to the Western Wall (also known as the Wailing Wall) in the old city of Jerusalem twice a day, every day, his entire life to pray.  She thought this might be an interesting heartwarming story to share with her readers so she convinced her news director to let her travel to Israel to check this story out. 

Upon her arrival in Tel Aviv she and her camera man took a cab straight to the Western Wall where the two of them waited. Soon they saw an old man walk slowly toward the holy site. They watched as he prayed for nearly 45 minutes.  Then using his cane, he slowly turned around and began to walk away.
Since he was moving slowly the female journalist approached him, introduced herself and asked for a brief interview to which he agreed. 

"What is your name Sir?"  

"Morris Feinberg," he replied. 

"Mr Feinberg, how long have you been coming here to the Western Wall to pray every day?"

"For about 60 years now."  

"Sixty years!" she exclaimed "That's amazing! What do you pray for when you come hear to the wall?"

"I pray for peace between the Christians, Jews and the Muslims."  I pray for all wars and hatred to stop. I pray for all our children so they can to grow up safe and become responsible adults and love their fellow man. I pray that our federal, state and local government officials will tell us the truth and put the interests of the people ahead of their own selfish interests."

"Well Sir, how do you feel after praying at the Wailing Wall for 60 years?"

"Like I'm talking to a f-ing wall."

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