The Wailing Wall

A journalist assigned to the Jerusalem bureau takes an
apartment overlooking the Wailing Wall. Every day when she
looks out, she sees an old Jewish man praying vigorously. So,
the journalist goes down and introduces herself to the old

She asks, "You come every day to the wall. How long have you
done that and what are you praying for?" The old man
replies, "I have come here to pray every day for 25 years. In
the morning I pray for world peace and then for the
brotherhood of man. I go home have a cup of tea and I come
back and pray for the eradication of illness and disease from
the earth."

The journalist is amazed. "How does it make you feel to come
here every day for 25 years and pray for these things?" she

The old man looks at her sadly. "Like I'm talking to a

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Comments (6)

  1. Bettymom

    I often feel that way in regards to humans.

    February 16, 2017
    1. noahbody

      Oh? Are you not human?

      February 16, 2017
      1. Bettymom

        Okay, okay, nit picker. Other humans.

        February 16, 2017
        1. noahbody


          February 17, 2017
  2. Munkyman


    February 16, 2017
    1. noahbody

      February 16, 2017