Monday, December 22, 2008

Chanuka in Jerusalem's Old City

Shalom everyone and happy holiday. Tonight at home I lit the second candle of Chanuka.
The photos are from 2006, the sixth night of Chanuka, so you see six big flames and one for the shamash, the servant "candle."
Here is the big Chanuka menorah in context. Please click on the picture to see it better.
To the right--the Western Wall. Above it, on the Temple Mount, is the Moslem shrine called the Dome of the Rock. On the horizon, the Mount of Olives with its many churches.
And below is the Western Wall Plaza archaeological excavation where I was working then. It is much deeper down now, and the dig is being completed this month, with exciting discoveries.
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22 comments:

Sara G said...

Beautiful photos. Thanks for the post!!
Take care

Maria said...

Happy Chanuka holidays, Dina, and thank you for sharing!

ewok1993 said...

Beautiful entry for this week's my world. Happy Holidays.

Sylvia K said...

Happy Chanuka! And thank you for more beautiful, historical and fascinating parts of your world! Thank you, Dina!

fishing guy said...

Dina: Thanks for sharing this view of the Holy City.

babooshka said...

Your world is always an eductaion to read and beautiful to view. Happy holidays too.

Natural Moments said...

Jerusalem does seem to hold some wonderous energy to it, in the past, present, and future. It would be quite sensational to visit.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for being our guide again!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

happy chanuka...loved the photo and it puts the area in perspective for me.
thanks for sharing with us.
until later.

Susie of Arabia said...

Happy Chanuka to you, Dina! I was so thrilled to see the Dome of the Rock in your photos - a student that I tutor did a big project about it (she's studying architecture) and I enjoyed learning so much about it as I proofread her writing. Thanks!

Sally said...

Thanks for visiting me at both Sydney DP and Swimming. All my best wishes for a wonderful Chanuka!

jordaenne said...

beautiful reflection of holy light in the old city.

may the light of chanuka shine for you in all of 2009.

jordaenne said...

WEll Dina.
I shouldn't be talking about my problems in the festive season but you know I am trying so hard to hate Santa this year but well he is really making it difficult for me to do that.He is coming across so beautifully. ho ho ho.
WEll thanks for listening.
A-D-D-I-C-T-I-O-N.

Arija said...

Dina, such a wonderful post! Happy Chanuka! Love the way you ight the big candle for the next day as we light the candle for the next year of life surrounded by the candles for the years we have lived on a birthday cake.
Wonderful pictures. It all goes to show just similar our religions are.
Your dig sounds exciting.

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Great pictures of the plaza. It's been years since I was there and unfortunately I couldn't attend the Bar Mitzvah of a cousin's son in September. Must visit again soon.

Wishing you a pleasant journey in a couple of days and a great time with the family.

Kay said...

Shalom to you, dearest friend.

Abraham Lincoln said...

So much history in one spot. It is most remarkable to me -- from a distance it is staggering what went on in your city over time.

Ruth said...

I do enjoy reading about and seeing your world. Happy Chanuka!

Wren said...

Thank you so much for sharing this, and Happy Hanukkah to you and yours.

spacedlaw said...

Great pictures, Dina. Happy Hanuka.

USelaine said...

Happy Chanuka, dear Dina. These images are gorgeous!

Cloudia said...

LOVED this post! Aloha-