Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sunset and candles

Days are getting shorter. Clouds are returning to the sky! I am ready for the long hot dry summer to change into autumn.
Here the sun sets behind the next ridge. On Friday evening it is important to know the exact time of sunset, because the two Sabbath candles must be kindled at least 18 minutes before.
Shabbat is a day of rest from any work, and creating fire with a match is considered work.

Candle-lighting times for the various cities in Israel are published in the newspapers and announced on the radio. Notices are printed every week and are hung in public places like bus stops.
Shabbat shalom!

Hundreds of nice bloggers are posting their sky and story today at SkyWatch.
Click on a few of their blogs and enjoy.

48 comments:

Pretty Life Online said...

great catch for skywatch! Happy weekend! Mine's up too hope you can visit my corner too...

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

talk about a strict schedule...

Jules said...

Another lovely sky from your part of the world!!!

Love the idiom post. When you work with people whose first language isn't English you get a lot of confusing looks!!! I get them everyday!!!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Very nice shot! And thank you for learning me about Sabbath candles! It's very interesting:)

Lana G! said...

Shabbat Shalom!

Beautiful skies in one of my favorite places!!

Lapa37 said...

beautiful sunset I am also waiting for autumn to arrive it is my favorite time of year.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Nice Sky Watch photo, Dina.

Interesting information about the Shabbat candles, too. There is soooo much I *don't* know about the various rites in Judaism. Thanks for sharing.

richies said...

My family observes the Sabbath from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday. When my children were young they always wanted to know the sunset time, especially on Saturday evening. On the Sabbath we like to great one another by saying Happy Sabbath

Leora said...

Is it almost time for Shabbat again? That means I have to start getting ready...

Love looking at the clouds in the sky here. When we were in Israel in June, it was blue blue blue.

Müge Tekil said...

Hello Dina! This is a beautiful skywatch photo! I wish you a happy SWF and a joyful Shabbat! :-)

Eki Akhwan said...

Wonderful clouds, Dina!

Happy SWF!

SandyCarlson said...

Dina,
I'm ready for autumn, too. Your image makes me think of the cooling evenings of this wonderful time of year. Beautiful stuff. Thanks.

Luiz Ramos said...

Good local and historic information. I like to read about them on your posts.
Thanks for share.

Ann said...

Lovely sky. We're coming into spring and the wattle is coming into bloom.

Suzanne said...

That is a lovely photo. I like how the sun has caught it just in the right spot to shine that cloud. Happy SWF.

JC said...

Beautiful picture and informative post. I wouldn't make a good Jew. To many things to remember.

All that cheese looks very Yummy in the previous post.

Wishing you a peaceful Sabbath.

Tink *~*~* said...

It's fully, but autumn brings the opposite for me here in Southwest Florida - we have the clouds all summer, and in the fall, the skies basically clear out and we get our dry season.

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

fishing guy said...

Dina: Yes the days are getting shorter and the Sunsets that much earlier. Fall is next week.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

beautiful photo!

Jan said...

Great photo and great post. I love learning new things, you're the best!

Arija said...

Nice photo, I love the light in the sky.

bukester said...

Very lovely and peaceful!

Kay said...

This is such a silvery sunset. Very beautiful indeed.

Webradio said...

Hello Dina !

Beautiful sky, with clouds...

soulbrush said...

happy skywatch friday and 'good shabbas' from london.

MigsCFLer said...

Great pic!!! Love the blue colours and sunrays

Cheers

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evlahos said...

so wonderful scene. wonderful sky and light

Greyscale Territory said...

Stunning light effect behind those central clouds! Love this!

kjpweb said...

Sabbath shalom to you! A wonderful post!
Cheers, Klaus

CrazyCath said...

Lovely sunset. Have a great shabbat.

Dianne said...

My Grandmother used to make sure I got her the sunset times! She didn't like the American papers, preferred to read her hometown news (Russia) - I messed up once and almost didn't live to tell the tale ;)

Beautiful sky

dot said...

Very interesting about the candles. Love your sky picture!

magiceye said...

awesome shot!

Old Wom Tigley said...

The view is beautiful Dina, but one thing I look forward to is learning about your ways... and reading the information. I appreciate all that you do with your blogging and it really is nice to stop by here.

Small City Scenes said...

Very nice. the sun behind the clouds is beautiful. It show promise and gives us hope. MB

Debbie said...

I love the bright spots pushing thru the clouds. Beautiful shot as usual.

Donna said...

Beautiful, Dina!! Happy weekend!hughugs

dulce said...

Allways learning!! :-)
Have a nice weekend

Reluctantfarmchik said...

I think Sabbath is a lovely thing - a day of guiltless rest and rejuvenation. And what a beautiful sky to help bring in the Sabbath. Hope it's a blessed one.

Reader Wil said...

Hi Dina, I hope I am not late to wish you a Shabbat Shalom. It's very interesting information concerning the exact time that the two Sabbath candles must be kindled. Thanks for taking the trouble to explain all this to us.

Shimmy Mom said...

A very pretty sky. I'm glad to hear that you have help in knowing when the sunset is. I would go crazy trying to keep track of it.
*hugs*

Louise said...

Shabbat Shalom. I love your sky, and I love that the time for sunset (or is it 18 minutes before) is posted in public!

John said...

Lovely shot!

Kris said...

Fingers crossed for some rain!

Louis la Vache said...

Beautiful sky, Dina - "Louis" really likes the lighting.

Shabat, Shalom!

ichandrae said...

hello beautiful Dina.
shabbat shalom.
It is great to be back visiting you in Jerusalem.
Thankyou for another profound photograph.
Wow that is amazing that there are so many posters with sunset times posted. That truly indicates the religious consciousness of Jerusalem.

the autumn is beautiful around here in my canadian city by the urban valley. The bright yellow and orange leaves are complimented by the colours of the sunset.

Thanks for the reminder. Tomorrow I should do a shabbat meditation even though I am not jewish.

See you soon. I have some catching up to do.

shalom
love &light

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

hi dina
churches in greece aren't always open for everyone to enter. sometimes they are, like the church i visited when i ate fish and chips with my friend, but that's because they are in an area easy to access for the keeper of the key.
i've been to some amazing churches in remote areas, and have always managed to find a key to get in, but this isn't the case for all churches - unfortunately, there are thieves and the like lurking about and you may need to access the church through a local person, which is, i think, fair, since buildings can't protect themselves in remote areas...
my children aren't perfectly bilingual; their main language is Greek, but they understand english very well - i could throw them on a london street and they would be able to understand what people say to them. they need to practice speaking, but that will come later, when they need to!

Willard said...

A beautiful sky watch photograph. I enjoyed reading your post about the pomegranates too, and seeing the excellent photos. They don't grow in Pennsylvania and it is interesting to learn about them.

Also, thanks for your many visits to my blog.