Thursday, September 16, 2010

The new year dove

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The dove of peace climbs upward into the sky.

The banner on this building at Ben-Gurion Airport proclaims that --
El Al announces "This is going to be a good year."
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Shana tova, may it be so!

We are now near the conclusion of the Days of Awe, those awesome ten days between Rosh Hashana (New Year's day) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) when fateful decisions are made above and below.
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The blue skies, both real and painted, are offered for SkyWatch Friday.
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19 comments:

JM said...

And I hope El Al is right! No matter which calendar that's what we all need.

Eki said...

Shana Tova!

May peace (and sobriety and sense of justice) reign, soon.

PS. Why does the dove has the David Star on it?

Cloudia said...

Yes it will be!




Warm Aloha from Honolulu

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Rob and Mandy said...

May this dove bring peace to Israel and surroundings.
Gonna do a kind of special shabbes post tomorrow morning, as I discovered a marvel. You'll love it!

VP said...

I'll be still here in Rome for Yom Kippur...

Francisca said...

Shana tova, may it be so indeed!

Dina said...

Shalom friends and thanks for the good wishes for peace etc.

Eki, since the banner is sort of an ad for El Al Airlines, our national carrier, the dove's wing has the same marking as an El Al plane, the star of David.

VP, I can't imagine being in Rome on Yom Kippur. In Israel all traffic stops for 26 hours, the radio and TV shut down, most Jews fast. In the rest of the world, life goes on normally.

Laura said...

g'mar hatima tova Dina!

ρομπερτ said...

How hopeful, how wonderful a sight. Please have you all a good new year.

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J Bar said...

Good one.
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Ann said...

I like that. I hope it is.

Pietro said...

Peace, peace, peace, all over the world!

Kris said...

It's a great year!

Robin said...

Shana tova my friend, and gmar hatima tova. May this be the year we've all been waiting for.

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Turquoise Diaries said...

Beautiful picture..Hope it will be a good year for the world..

LV said...

That is a most interesting and informative post for today. Thank you for sharing.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Beautiful shots. Yes it will be a good year.

andrea said...

we need peace in this world and in our hearts

Kay said...

I'm hoping for peace around the world, but especially in your neck of the woods, Dina.