Friday, December 19, 2014

Similar but Different

I live among the Orthodox Jewish people. I have spent time traveling among the Amish in upstate, NY. On the surface, there seem to be many similarities between the two.
In the above photo, one man is Amish. The other is Orthodox Jewish. Both lead simple lives that they interpret through the Bible. Both belong to communities where modesty in dress is prevalent. Both have large families. The men wear similar black felt hats (except in summer, the Amish wear straw ones.). 
Those are some of the similarities that come to my attention. What are the differences? Feel free to comment.  More tomorrow...

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