[Marxism] FW: A Parable

Craven, Jim JCraven at clark.edu
Wed Apr 21 08:59:05 MDT 2004

In Jerusalem, an American female journalist heard about an old rabbi who

visited  the Wailing Wall to pray, twice a day, everyday, for a long,
long time.

In an effort to check out the story, she goes to the holy site and there
he is!  She watches the bearded old man at prayer--and after about 45
minutes, when he turns to leave, she approaches him for an interview.

"I'm Rebecca Smith from CNN, sir, how long have you been coming to the
Wailing Wall and praying?"

For about 50 years, he informs her.

"50 years!  That's amazing!  What do you pray for?"

"I pray for peace between the Jews and the Arabs. I pray for all the
hatred to stop and I pray for all our children to grow up in safety and

"And how do you feel, sir, after doing this for 50 years?"

"Like I'm talking to a fucking wall."

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