Saturday, March 21, 2009

First day of spring is many things

Happy Nowruz to bloggers Sara of Mashhad (Iran) Daily Photos and Meead of Portland (OR) Daily Photos and thanks to you for teaching us the lovely customs that go with this, your spring new year's day.
After Purim, Meead surprised us with amazing pictures of the tombs of Esther and Mordechai and of the Biblical prophets Daniel and Habakuk. Also of Cyrus the Great. All in Iran. I never knew this. Do yourself a favor and click here to see his wonderful post!

10 comments:

Meead S. said...

Happy Nowruz to you too Dina! Thank you so much. That's so nice of you. I hope you will have a wonderful year!

Dina, Iran is home to many of these historical places. Because of the huge number of them and other reasons, many of them are not well known and enough publicized.

The beginnings of Jewish history in the area of present-day Iran date back to late biblical times. The biblical books of Isaiah, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, Chronicles, and Esther contain references to the life and experiences of Jews in Persia/Iran.

Meead S. said...

About the prophet Habakuk, I did a small research and I found that there is also a presumed tomb of prophet Habkuk somewhere in Galilee, Israel. Dina, can you find out more information about this?

The previous Habakuk's photos I posted may belong to a tomb in Israel and not Iran. I updated my post with a photo of the shrine of habakuk in Iran. He is called prophet "Hayghoogh" in Iran.

Cloudia said...

Happy springtime, Dina!
Now I'll go check out those posts...Aloha-

Pietro said...

Happy springtime, Dina!
I hope a Spiritual Spring may blossom in our troubled world too.

Eki Akhwan said...

Thanks for refering me to Meead's post. It's fascinating to see that the historical site is so well-preserved.

Kay said...

Happy spring, Dina!

Yaelian said...

Thanks so much for the link to Meead's lovely posting about places connected to Purim in Iran.What a lovely blog!

richies said...

Thanks for providing such interesting and informative links.

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Mediterranean kiwi said...

and a happy spring day to you too dina

kjpweb said...

It was about time for spring to arrive, wasn't it?
And most of all - spring means new life to nature! :)
Cheers, Klaus