Close to 50 members of Amish Christian communities in the U.S.and Switzerland visited Israel last week for one reason: To apologize to the Jewish People.
The Ministry of Tourism announced that Bishop Ben Girod, of the Amish community in
In addition to touring various sites in
The Amish are famous for shunning modern technology, yet they waived this restriction by boarding cars and an airplane in order to arrive in
“We are here to say we are sorry,” Girod told
A declaration of apology and commitment, beautifully printed on parchment, was presented to Rabbi Rabinovitch on behalf of the entire Amish community. In the declaration, the Amish ask
The document states that the Amish will, from now on, speak out strongly in support of the Jews and the Jewish state.
This was not the first time Amish and Jews have made group contact. In April ‘09, a Chabad-Lubavitch community in