Friday, July 4, 2008

An icon of liberty and justice

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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, DEAR AMERICA !

In honor of America's Bicentennial, Jerusalem created the Liberty Bell Garden in 1976.
A replica of Philadelphia's Liberty Bell is mounted in the center of the park.
But without the crack.

"Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants thereof . . ." is part of the inscription on the bell and is taken from Leviticus 25:10.

Happy 4th of July to Americans and Shabbat shalom, Sabbath peace, to everyone.
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15 comments:

Marcel said...

Thanks for thinking of us Americans.

Kay said...

Thank you, Dina! A Happy 4th of July to you, too. Isn't it wonderful to be able to choose where to live and how to live? Much happiness to you, today and everyday.

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks, Dina. These symbols truly keep us in touch. What an honor that are friends in Israel did that.

kjpweb said...

I didn't know that! Interesting! Let's hope that the American Nation will be reminded of what it stands for and will find their way back from a path that it has been lead to by this dreadful administration.
Cheers, Klaus

Petrea said...

Thank you, Dina! Here here, Klaus!

Reader Wil said...

Shabat shalom, Dina! I learnt a lot in the time I blog.Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Veteran Day. It's all very important. And I am not too old to learn, aren't I?

Dina said...

Hi Marcel, Kay, Sandy, Klaus, Petrea. How are you celebrating your national day?

Wil, you make me laugh out loud LOL. Too old to learn, ha, very funny. You, the ewige Student, the eternal student, and the teacher of us all. :-)

JC said...

Dina, It is so nice of you to consider us. Thank you.

Jerez said...

Shalom Dina, and all who pass this way...

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

does this bell ring?!?

Chrisss said...

Happy 4th of July to you too! Have a great weekend.

babooshka said...

Very thoughtful gesture.

Marie said...

Bravo for this very nice post. I am in the US for the moment and I have felt very well welcome by the people I have met here. I have wished them a nice 4th of July too.

Donna said...

Thank you sweetheart!!hughugs

Leora said...

Dina, I have a similar photo that I took last week when I was in that park in Jerusalem. Glad you used in the 4th! I will have to save my photo for some other patriotic occasion.