Two months from now, the Young Center for Anabaptist & Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College will host a conference titled “The Amish and their Neighbors”. The Center periodically hosts conferences on the Amish. The last was in 2019, under the general theme of Amish Health & Well-being. This conference’s theme seems particularly interesting to me […]
Gloria Yoder reports back on the wedding that she wrote about preparing for last week. It was held last Friday at her home. The bride was a friend of hers named Carolyn. I like this account because it reveals some details and even concerns that you probably wouldn’t think of unless you were Amish and […]
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I take a concise look at how Amish get their laundry done in this new video. We have a look at the wringer washer famously used by Amish, one alternative to that, and examine a few “tools of the trade” Amish use to air-dry their clothing. Runtime: 2:44.
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What’s bringing 150 Amish buggies out on the roads in this story? It turns out there is an Amish funeral scheduled for Saturday in the area of Depeauville, New York, and the local fire department is proactively warning motorists to be aware. Via WWNY TV: DEPAUVILLE, New York (WWNY) – The Depauville Fire Department is […]
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In her latest Amish Cook column, Gloria Yoder describes preparations for an upcoming wedding at her home. The bride-to-be is a friend of Gloria’s of the same age, so this is a bit atypical for an Amish wedding as someone getting married at a later age (I believe Gloria is in her 30s). Gloria describes […]
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In this video I take a look at adoption and fostering among the Amish, considering two different situations when the Amish do adopt children. Do Amish serve as foster parents? What about international adoption? What are some special challenges for Amish parents and adoptive children? Runtime: 3:55.
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It took Sam E. Miller two tries to leave “for good”, but in autumn of 2009 he made a break with his Amish community in upstate New York, and entered life in the English world: In October, it will be 13 years that Mr. Miller, 30, has been living life as a member of what […]
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In this video I talk about one room of the home that most people would consider indispensable – the bathroom. I share what bathrooms are like in Amish homes – how similar or different are they to non-Amish bathrooms? At the same time, it’s not the case that all Amish have bathrooms and I also […]
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As everyone knows by now, war broke out in Ukraine two weeks ago when Russian forces directed by Vladimir Putin brutally invaded this peaceful country. Gloria Yoder writes about the situation in her latest Amish Cook column: My heart is crushed for all the thousands suffering this very moment. Besides all the natural disasters, there’s […]
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In this video I actually end up sharing more than three ways that Amish keep food cold (but focus on three of them). Those include harnessing the elements, as well as technology. The image on the video cover is a pantry in an Amish home. I hope you enjoy. Runtime: 3:52.
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