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Amish,

religious group found in 22 states and Canada; stresses community life and separation from the modern world.
Amish brittle hair syndrome - syndrome noted in the Amish, characterized by short stature, brittle hair, decreased fertility, mild intellectual impairment; hair noted to be without scales. Synonym(s): hair-brain syndrome
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Third, "fast" and gospel songs, such as "Wo ist Jesus mein Verlangen," are sung nearly as slowly as Amish church chants.
Numerous texts reflect still other concerns, both great and small, facing later nineteenth-century Amish church leaders.
The latter is described as the growing diversity among Amish church groups as codified in their Ordming or church discipline.
Indeed, an abortive attempt to start a King Amish church in Dover occurred the same summer as families migrated to Catlett, Va.
The community-building activities of new Amish settlements can be glimpsed in reporters' dispatches in The Diary, in news items in The Budget and Die Botschaft, and in the histories of new settlements that appear in various directories of Amish church districts and households.
In an autobiographical piece (written with the help of Susan Fisher Miller), Hostetler summarizes major influences in his life, including the painful story of his father Joseph Hostetler's excommunication from the Amish church in the Big Valley of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania.