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Monday, November 29, 2010

Amish Stand With Israel

Amish from the United States and Switzerland broke their tradition for the important task of getting to Israel. They flew in order to go to the Western Wall in Jerusalem where they asked the Jewish people's forgiveness for their group's silence during the Holocaust when Jews were being exterminated.

Amish are a sect of the Mennonite Church which rejects modern transportation. Their goal was so important to them that they flew. They met with Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch. "They also declared their unreserved support of the Jewish people and the State of Israel." The Amish representative gave Rabinovitch a parchment with a request for forgiveness in the name of the entire Amish community and a commitment that from now on, they would loudly voice its support of the Jewish people.

It appears that Ahmadinejad's hateful comments of Israel and the Jewish people have helped to bring about this decision.


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