Just some Jewish symbols here for ABC Wednesday J-Day.
I went to pick up a friend today at Ben-Gurion International Airport near the city of Lod and I picked up some J words too.
This 5-meter-high menorah welcomes people at the arrivals terminal.
It contains another Jewish symbol--the shield of David, magen David.
And written under the word SHALOM is the artist's signature: Salvador Dali.
The work is titled "Menorat Hashalom" (the Menorah of Peace).
Jillions of luggage trolleys were snaking their way toward the menorah.
Joy will soon light up the faces of these people when their loved ones emerge from the baggage claim and customs area.
Jews poured out of flights originating in cities such as Bratislava and Kiev. These Jewish men were returning from their annual Rosh Hashana pilgrimage to the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. Nachman from Uman is buried in Uman, a city in the Ukraine.
If you are curious about the Na-Nach Nachman meUman graffiti that sprouts up on almost every vertical surface in Jerusalem, please revisit my post about the miracle mantra.
The airport was fun, but it's good to be back home hearing the jackals in my beloved Jerusalem Hills.