Friday, November 6, 2009

Sitting with Rabbi Akiva

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RuneE at Visual Norway and the other Bench on Friday bloggers have trained me to be on the lookout for benches wherever I go.

(photos can be enlarged by clicking)
While in Tiberias these past three weeks, I went up the mountain to visit the graves of some tsadikim (saintly men and women out of Jewish history).
Here at the tomb of our beloved Rabbi Akiva the benches overlook the Sea of Galilee.

Many come to the graves of the righteous to honor their memory and to pray for miracles of healing, for peace, etc.

May their prayers be heard.
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Shabbat shalom to all.
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15 comments:

GMG said...

Hi Dina! I’m back home and happy to come here to see this wonderful post. A meditation bench doesn't harm anyone...

Meanwhile Blogtrotter is showing you an incredible sea symphony of colours and missing your ccomments. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

RuneE said...

I see that the benches are put to their intended use.

I was also impressed by the background. The vies form up there must be tremendous.

PS Did you find any historic benches in your diggings? :-)

Have a nice week-end.

Reader Wil said...

Benches for meditating or praying people are the best benches there are! The view is very inspiring.
Shabbat shalom, Dina!

Paula said...

Amazing place. As I read these saintly names Tiberias, Sea of Galilee and see that image of the Rabi, I feel I am in those times in the begining. Looks like I will see, in a minute, Jesus walking and looking at us with those gentle eyes and wonderful smile.God be with us.

Yaelian said...

Lovely posting and what a view to Kineret from that place!

Barbara Martin said...

An excellent place to sit and commune with the divine. It looks a very peaceful place.

katney said...

I've enjoyed your Tiberias posts. How much longer will you be there?

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

The canopy providing shade is also meant to cast a shadow based on the cut out image. I like it when I see artist employed in the small details of our live's

Gallow said...

Great photos. I like the photos with the people praying. It adds a lot to the photos.

kristines said...

Shabbat Shalom, to you, dear Dina ... this post touched my heart ... BEAUTIFUL...
thank you ...

Kay said...

I love how that bench seems to lean against the wall. That photo of the older fellow on the bench is just beautiful.

Hilda said...

"May their prayers be heard."

Amen to that.

Lovely, simple benches and beautiful view.

Petrea said...

Beautiful post.

FA said...

I'm moved, and left to reflect quietly on this post.

Jew Wishes said...

Such heartfelt and poignant photos, such quiet moments in prayer.

The views must be amazing.

May their memories be for a loving blessing.