6 responses to Amish-Jewish pow-wow in NYC
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    Comment on Amish-Jewish pow-wow in NYC (April 7th, 2009 at 18:55)

    What a fascinating article! It made me think of my one visit to Lancaster County–we took a buggy ride from an Amish business that offers them, and it was us and a bunch of Orthodox Jewish families. Very interesting connection!

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    Comment on Amish-Jewish pow-wow in NYC (April 9th, 2009 at 07:13)

    Hmmm, I’d say the faith difference is pretty significant – they do share the three Bs – black hats, beards and big families. Amish remind me more of Catholics actually, even though Catholics dress like the mainstream – large families, strict beliefs, customs that may seem strange to those not within the faith. I had a conversation with an Amish woman once about how alike we, as humans, are when you get down to the nitty gritty though and that was a lot of fun. I bet underneath it all, the Jews and the Amish, when given time to have a heart-to-heart, are more alike as human beings than they realize. Neat post.

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    Comment on Amish-Jewish pow-wow in NYC (April 9th, 2009 at 15:01)

    You should really watch the terms you are using, to ensure you are not offending other ethnic groups. I.E, American Indians and the term Pow wow.

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    Comment on Amish-Jewish pow-wow in NYC (April 10th, 2009 at 09:05)

    Truly, with all due respect, I’m sure there was no offensive intent in using the word Pow Wow. It has native American origins, but there’s nothing discourteous about it and if you’ve been a follower of this blog, you know the author is anything BUT offensive. I would hope a Mexican wouldn’t be offended if we had a “fiesta”. There are plenty of offensive blogs out there, but I hardly think this is one of them. It’s a very subjective topic – what’s offensive to one will not be offensive to another.

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    Comment on Amish-Jewish pow-wow in NYC (April 12th, 2009 at 07:30)

    I think that the fact that the Amish have Jesus as their Saviour IS the big difference between them and the Jewish faith.
    As far as the Pow-wow comment goes coming from a reservation (in Canada) I do not find it offensive but found it an interesting combination~~Amish~Jewish Faith~~and Pow-wow! That is why I read this article in the first place. Pow-wows are a gathering and time of sharing religious and so on. I won’t go into details here.

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    Comment on Amish-Jewish pow-wow in NYC (May 7th, 2009 at 08:18)

    I am a late visitor and the AP link is no longer available. 🙁

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