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Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Time for an irreverent joke
A CNN reporter went to Israel to cover the fighting. She was looking for something emotional and positive and of human interest . . . something like the man in Sarajevo who risked his life to play the cello every day in the town square.

In Jerusalem, she heard about an old Jew who's been going to the Wailing Wall to pray, twice a day, everyday, for a long, long time. So she went to check it out.

She went to the Wailing Wall and there he was! She watches him pray and after about 45 minutes, when he turns to leave, she approaches him for an interview.
"Rebecca Smith, CNN News. Sir, how long have you been coming to the Wailing Wall and praying?"

"For about 50 years."

"What do you pray for?"

"For peace between the Jews and the Arabs. For all the hatred to stop. For our children to grow up in safety and friendship."

"How do you feel after doing this for 50 years?"

"Like I'm talking to a wall."


Thanks to Rochelle for the grins.