Friday, October 1, 2010

Na nach

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The most widespread graffito in Israel has to be the one about Rabbi Nachman of Breslov.
The mantra (written in Hebrew in the photo) is "Na, nach, nachma, Nachman me-Uman."

For the explanation of this phenomenon please see my earlier post, The Ubiquitous Nachman.

You can see more examples of graffiti in Jerusalem, including inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (!), under my label "graffiti."
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City Daily Photo community members are sharing their graffiti today for our monthly Theme Day.
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants .
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10 comments:

VP said...

At least this sort of graffiti has a story and some history behind... Thanks for the interesting link!

Hilda said...

I wish the rabbi who taught the mantra just told his followers to recite it, rather than writing it too. I agree with VP, but the graffiti still defaces so many buildings and structures.

RuneE said...

I can't help thinking about John Cleese here...

Tina Liel said...

It for sure is EVERYWHERE!!!!! But I kind of like it when they also add the little smiley with the chin curls ;-) Shabbat Shalom dear Dina♥

Mo said...

If only it was an order to live harmoniously with one's neighbours

Mary Ann said...

Such an interesting space in the frame, how the ground curves upward--so cool.

Jilly said...

Fascinating to read the earlier post. I suppose this is graffiti with a meaning but I'd prefer the buildings without it and it's not art. Street art I like, graffiti and tags, no. Graffiti has always been a way to protest, make a voice heard, so perhaps I should be less intolerant when I see walls and buildings defaced.

Hood Photo Blog said...

Happy Theme Day - great post for "graffiti"

Have a wonderful weekend :)

Hood Photo Blog

Kate said...

The beauty of the visual image of the Jewish language sort of takes away from the fact that it is a trespass.

JM said...

Great capture, Dina!