I found this living Star of David for Israeli Independence Day at I Heart Israel on Facebook. Pretty amazing, isn’t it: Living Star of David Linked for Wordless Wednesday.
A Mezuzah in Morocco. It’s not really as random as it sounds. I took this shot just outside a synagogue in Marrakesh, Morocco. A mezuzah is a piece of parchment (often contained in a decorative case) inscribed with specified Hebrew verses from the Torah, and often hung at the door of Jewish family. Mezuzah in […]
Sometimes I see patterns that others don’t. When I look at this courtyard tile mosaic in Alcazar of Seville Spain, I see a repeating Star of David. I wonder what was on the mind of the tilers when they laid the floor. Was it the pattern they intended for me to see, or is simply […]
Last week when I featured the Sukkah in Marrakesh you asked for more. The Sukkah was in this courtyard just outside of a small Jewish synagogue in Marrakesh. The curtains surrounding much of the courtyard offer some privacy for the Jewish people who live in this tiny, close knit community. From the main road, there was […]
We were visiting Morocco during Sukkot yet I was still surprised to find a Sukkah in Marrakesh. In it simplest form, a sukkah is aa temporary hut constructed for use during the week-long Jewish festival of Sukkot. We knew there is a small, active Jewish community in Marrakesh. There is a synagogue in the old Jewish Quarter […]