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Amish Leadership Traveled to Israel

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Amish leadership from Idaho, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Switzerland were in Israel November 21-27 to issue a declaration of repentance to Israel and the Israeli people. The apology was issued by Amish Bishop Ben Girod, along with many other leaders of the Amish community, including Pastor Micah Smith.

 

The 45-person delegation toured Israel, however their primary motivation was to ask for forgiveness and hold reconciliation meetings with rabbis, city officials, and Israeli families to simply say, “We are sorry for rejecting Israel, please forgive us.”

 

Among those the delegation met with included Mayor Deputy Ms. Neomi Tzur of Jerusalem; Shaya Ben Yehuda, the Managing Director of International Relations at Yad Vashem; Holocaust survivor Mr. Eliezer Ayalon; and Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, the Rabbi of the Western Wall. Israeli Channel 2 News covered the meeting of the delegation with Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch at the Western Wall.

 

“We were excited to welcome Bishop Ben Girod and those accompanying him to Israel, the land of the Bible,” said Haim Gutin, Israel Commissioner for Tourism, North and South America.  “We are confident that their lives and faith were transformed in Israel, because we know that once you visit Israel – you will never be the same.”

 

Whether you’re a church leader or an everyday believer who has always wanted to see the Bible come alive in Israel, we encourage you to make the trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land. You’ll never be the same!

 

Did you know that you can learn all about visiting Israel with just a few clicks of your mouse? Visit the official Israel Ministry of Tourism website at www.goisrael.com.

 

 

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