The Wall

A female CNN journalist heard about a very old Jewish man who had been going to the
Western Wall to pray, twice a day, every day, for a long, long time.
So she went to check it out 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
and moving very slowly, she approached him for an interview.

“Pardon me, sir, I’m Rebecca Smith from CNN. What’s your name?”

“Morris Fishbein,” he replied.

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

“For about 60 years.”

“60 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 all the 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 60 years?”

“Like I’m talking to a fuckin’ wall.”


ps. thanks to LS for the email!

10 thoughts on “The Wall

  1. The sea stories my dad used to tell as a sailor in the amphib fleet in the Med in the 1970’s. He used to say you could at least trust the Egyptians and Russians because you knew they were the opposition, but the Israel Defense Force was a whole different ballgame.

    Morris was right. It’s been like talking to a wall there.

    During the 70’s, US ships in the general area of the Sinai coast always went to general quarters when IDF ships or aircraft appeared. Read about the USS Liberty to find why.

    I’ll have to check out the USS Liberty.
    I’m certain this will be the most cerebral comment on this post 😉


  2. this could be paralleled to being a parent at times couldn’t it?
    talking, talking, no one listening….

    You are most perceptive, Ms. Grasshopper . . . 😉
    And yes, I agree


  3. I agree with anonymum. That last line says it all. It’s both funny and said how some things never change.

    Earth, Wind and Fire said it so well with the song, “That’s the way of the world” . . .


  4. If Morris were to stop the world might stop though so why shouldn’t he have faith? There is nothing wrong with talking with walls. At least they don’t talk back or tell you they don’t understand. eh?

    Peace TODAY.
    ~ RS ~

    It’s all about the peace, Roobs.
    We need more of it.


  5. You and I, RubyShooZ, know very different walls. Mine won’t shut the hell up. Oh wait, those are the voices in my HEAD! Sorry, my bad.

    My walls don’t either. What’s up wit that?!


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