Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Donkey door

While walking to an appointment in central Jerusalem today, I stopped to look at the tall doors of the legendary Bikur Cholim Hospital. The artist, who was a teacher in the early days of the Bezalel Academy of Art, fashioned the symbols of the twelve tribes of Israel. My favorite is the donkey, of course. In Genesis 49 Jacob blesses each of his sons with the blessing suitable to him. "Issachar is a strong-boned ass (chamor garem). . . ."

1 comment:

Sandi said...

I’m sure he meant it as a compliment...but... ;-)