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The Amish Heritage Foundation Blog

“Amish” Defined

“Amish” Defined

Throughout this site and in our work, the term "Amish" is synonymous with what some outsiders call "Old Order" Amish, which are the traditional Amish who prohibit electricity, cameras, and cars, among other things. “Old Order" Amish is what the general public...

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What Are Enlightenment Principles?

What Are Enlightenment Principles?

EXCERPT from For Enlightenment thinkers themselves, however, the Enlightenment is not an historical period, but a process of social, psychological or spiritual development, unbound to time or place. Immanuel Kant...

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Real Amish Podcast

These are the facts about us.

We’re taking back our story from so-called experts on the Amish who aren’t Amish and haven’t bothered to learn our language.

We’re still Amish, even if we don’t practice the religion.