Wailing Wall

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Wailing Wall

Post by Erik_Kowal » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:23 am

A journalist working in Jerusalem for the BBC heard about a very old Jewish man who had been going to the Wailing Wall to pray twice a day every day for more years than anyone could remember.

So one morning she went to check it out. As she neared the Wailing Wall she saw that the old man was indeed slowly shuffling towards it on his way to pray.

From a distance, she observed him at prayer for about 35 minutes, and when he turned to leave she approached him for an interview.

"Pardon me, sir, I'm Rebecca Smith from the BBC. What's your name?"

"Morris Fischbein," he replied.

"Mr Fischbein, how long have you been coming to the Wailing Wall to pray?"

"Me? About 60 years."

"60 years! That's amazing! What do you pray for?"

"I pray for peace between the Christians, the 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 men."

"And how do you feel after doing this for 60 years?"

"Like I'm talking to a brick wall."
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