Thursday, February 12, 2009


A BBC journalist was about an elderly Jew who had been going to Jerusalem's Western Wall to pray, twice a day, every day, for a very long time so she decided to check this out as it might make a good story.

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 in a very slow fashion , she approached him for an interview.

"Pardon me Sir, I'm Rebecca Smith from BBC World News. What's your name?"

"Moshe Fishbein" he replied.

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

"For about 40 years.'

"40 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 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 40 years?"

"Like I've been talking to a f***ing brick wall."

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