Amish Ask Jews for Forgiveness: at the Kotel (Western Wall)

This is amazing.  Representatives of the U. S. and Swiss Amish communities actually violated their own principles of avoiding modern technology and transportation to fly to Israel and visit the Kotel (meaning "the Wall," in Hebrew).

The sole purpose of this visit was to ask forgiveness from the Jewish people, for not speaking up against the Sho'ah (Holocaust) during the Nazi attempt to exterminate the Jews.
According to an announcement issued by the office of Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites Shmuel Rabinovitch, with whom the group met, the Amish delegates saw a great importance in coming to Israel and expressing their contrition, as well as declaring their unreserved support of the Jewish people and the State of Israel.
 The Amish then promised to publicly pledge support of Israel and the Jews in the future, especially in light of the existential threats towards Israel by Iran's Ahmadinejad.

It's really nice to have a friend.  Now we have two: Canada, and the Amish. Not sure about the U.S. though...


Yonatan said…
I'm sure about the US - we don't. (Gov. - not people) You can't ride the fence and say you are for us, and the US has a long and illustrious history of giving and taking in that regard.
Lady-Light said…
Yonatan, you are so right. The people of the U.S. support Israel wholeheartedly (with some antisemitic exceptions of course).

It's the State Dept. that's the problem. Yes, a history of "giving and taking," for sure.

Thanks for visiting and commenting. It is much appreciated.

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