A SABC 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 in a very slow fashion , she approached him for an interview.
“I’m from SABC1 in South Africa. 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 hatred to stop…and I pray for all our children to grow up in safety and friendship.”
“How do you feel after doing this for 60 years?”
“Like I’m talking to a damn wall!”