Pictures of life in Jerusalem and the Jerusalem Hills. And since August 2013 also a look at the northern Negev, my new home.
Blessings and peace to you too, Dina!
Peace to you too. Sadly I had never heard of either of these celebrations. Could they be Jewish?
Happy Shavuot holiday and shabbat shalom to you, Dina. I knew that our Whitsuntide is a Jewish feast originally, but I was waiting for you to explain what it is about. Does it have to do with the first crop of fruit and grain? All our celebrations were first of all derived from Jewish celebrations.
Thanks dear Cath and Cloudia!Glennis, Shabbat in Hebrew refers to the Sabbath, i.e. from Friday sundown to Saturday night. Glennis and Wil, there is more about Shavuot at http://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2009/05/blessed-shavuot.html andhttp://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2008/06/shavuot-miracle.htmlWil, yes, in the Bible Shavuot is about the grain harvest and the bringing of first fruits to the Temple in Jerusalem. In later centuries Shavuot also became the holiday marking the giving of the Torah. I think the Christian Pentecost wanted to be a new way of having the Torah coming down to the people from heaven, viz. having tongues of fire/the Holy Spirit/Jesus coming down on the heads of the apostles in the Upper Room.
Thanks Dina you have said it well. It's all about inspiration! The same Holy Ghost that inspired Mozes and the prophets of Israel and many other wise men of Israel, including Jesus.
You know.... the melted wax on the candles are quite artistic.
Blessings to you Dina XX Don
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