Friday, April 9, 2010

Yeshivot

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All morning I was wandering around the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Givat Shaul Bet and Har Nof, seeing some things for the first time. What I actually came for was to see Deir Yassin, but that is not a story to go into right now, just before Shabbat.

It was a day for reflection.
There was even a shot for James' Weekend Reflections.

Here is the whole tall beit midrash or yeshiva.
It seemed like every block had at least one yeshiva and sometimes even several yeshivot.

Did I mention that Har Nof is a religious neighborhood of Orthodox Jews?


This yeshiva belongs to the Vizhnitz Hasidic dynasty.

The new Beth Ramchal, which appears to be built right inside one of the old quarries of Deir Yassin.
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Shabbat shalom. Let's try to have Sabbath peace.
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22 comments:

Doreen said...

thanks for sharing a bit of your part of the world. nice reflection!

Carolyn Ford said...

Peace...wouldn't it be wonderful, beyond imagination! And, a stunning reflection too. Perfect!

Leora said...

Great photos of Har Nof. I was there many, many years ago. I remember too many stray cats and not enough trees. Looks like they have now planted more trees.

Shabbat Shalom.

Rob and Mandy said...

Wow, some very nice buildings there!

James said...

Very interesting buildings. We have nothing like them around here. I'm glad that you gave a hint of them with the reflection then showed us the rest.

cieldequimper said...

Love the reflection and yes, I've learned something again today!

Regina said...

Great reflections and photos!
Happy Sabbath Dina.

Pietro said...

Beautiful reflection, Dina, and very interesting buildings. Nice views!

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful buildings and reflection! Great shot and a very clean car:-)

VP said...

Curious and very interesting architecture. I can't remember how many times someone threw Deir Yassin at me...

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Suzanne said...

Shabbot Shalom Dina.
Yes, peace sooner rather than later.

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific reflection, Dina, and thanks for the full view! Yes, peace would indeed be wonderful and is beyond imagination. Wonderful post for the day!

Sylvia

Julie said...

Interesting combination of materials and ideas in you images this week, Dina. The buildings are a combination of glass and concrete, which in some respects could be likened to a combination of peace and war, of defend and attack, of man and beast. Nice to have your reflections to reflect upon. Thank you, my friend.

jeannette said...

Love the building in the 2nd pic and the one of the Hasidic dynasty -impressive -looks like a mix of Roman and "something else"! Thanks for sharing these with us:)

moneythoughts said...

Yes, peace would be nice.

Shabbot Shalom.

J Bar said...

A couple of those designs look like they might have been inspired by the Sydney Opera House.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

awarewriter said...

Nice series and story. A religious neighborhood to be sure.

Hilda said...

Fascinating architecture. All very solid-looking.

Adira said...

Great pictures!

Love the designs of these buildings.

Let's all pray for peace. Especially for the Peace of Jerusalem.

Louis la Vache said...

Nice capture of the reflection in the car window in the first image, Dina. Is the car a Citro├źn?

JM said...

Very nice architecture on this post.