Wednesday, May 28, 2008

S is for synagogue and Shomrei Torah

Shomer Shabbat (a Jew who strictly observes the Sabbath and all the rest). The stockings would identify which section of the ultra-Orthodox hareidim he belongs to.
Sidelocks or peot in Hebrew. Streimel, the fur hat worn by certain Hareidim on Shabbat and festivals. Here we waited for a bus on Friday afternoon, before the start of Shabbat.
A shul or shtiebl, the Ohel Moshe Great Synagogue, founded in th 1880s with the financial help of Sir Moses Montefiore.
Another of the first synagogues to be built outside the Old City walls in the 19th century, this one for the Sephardic Jews.

7 comments:

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

tehre you are, you did manage to photograph people in the street - and like me, you managed to get mainly their backs due to shyness on our part. it's not easy trying to photograph people on the street going about their normal jobs

Dina said...

Hi M. Kiwi, Yeah, even if I do get a great face, I feel bad about publishing it. Plus here too is the problem that some workers are not legal and get suspicious and nervous when you raise a camera.

reader Wil said...

I like these photos they picture some tradition we don't know any more in Holland. After the war so few Jewish people returned. An aunt of mine married a Jewish man who had lost his wife and two little sons ( 5 and 3 years old)in the concentrationcamps.

nonizamboni said...

Enjoyed seeing the beautiful shuls as well as the sidelocks and later on a shofar in Israel. Your ambitious posts are the highlight of my Wednesdays!

the donG said...

wow! i like to see those artifacts up close

Steven and Aisha said...

This is the only time I was able to go through your blog and wow! so full of wonderful pictures and history about Israel. so each person dress up according to their hmmm how to call it.. like what they do?

Petrea said...

Dina, thank you for showing such detail about your corner of the world. What a fascinating and individual place.

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