Friday, December 10, 2010

Reflections of Chanuka Past

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I know, I know, Chanuka ended last night. But I just HAD to share these memories for James' Weekend Reflections.

The proper way is to display your chanukia (Chanuka menorah) in a window or at the door or even outside in order to "publicize the miracle" that a cruse of ritually pure olive oil lasted for 8 whole days when the Temple of old was rededicated.

I wonder . . . would showing the Chanuka lights on Skype webcam would qualify as "publicizing the miracle"?

Reflections even on my old table.
And my mouse pretended it was part of the celebration by bearing light and changing to the colors of the candles.
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Tonight we return to the two Sabbath candles.
Gam zu le-tova. Shabbat shalom.
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23 comments:

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Oh just lovely, especially creative with Skype and then the mouse. Perfect for weekend reflection.

Moscow Daily PHoto published a menorah within sight of the Kremlin on the last day of Chanuka.Did you see?

MaryA said...

Using your blog to publicize the miracle seems perfect to me. What a way to extend line of sight!

RuneE said...

Lights all around - that is as it should be.

Malyss said...

I don't know if it's the perfect publicizing but it's marvellous enough for me!

Jew Wishes said...

What beautiful photos, so reflective in many aspects.

Shabbat Shalom!

Francisca said...

Seems to me you publicized the miracle in grand style, with lovely reflections of your menorah as a bonus, Dina!

'Tsuki said...

Very nice sharing... It feel warm, all those lights ; we even forget about their religious meanning just by looking at them.

"All things French" said...

I love to see the candles in the Menorah ~ just beautiful.
xx
Dianne

Springman said...

Great sence of humor! Loved it!

ρομπερτ said...

Melting the inside out, the outside in.


Please have a good start of the weekend.

daily athens

Susie of Arabia said...

I love these reflection shots, Dina - very creative! Hope you had a lovely Chanukah.

Sara said...

Your photos are lovely. And unique. So is your chanukiah...or at least to me it is. I have not seen a lot of them, and certainly never before one like this. I like it.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Lovely photos full of spirituality.

Kay said...

This is so beautiful, Dina. I think of you whenever I see a menorah. Granted, I don't see many menorahs here in Hawaii. Therefore, it's a good thing I can visit you whenever I want on your blog. Have a peaceful, lovely night.

Pietro said...

This is really fascinating. All those lights are such an attractive view.

Elisa said...

Lovely!
And happy Hannuka!

Leif Hagen said...

The beautiful lights of the Menorah! Lovely posting, Dina!

Out into the 12 inches of new snow I go - snowblower hopefully working well this morning!

VP said...

I took a picture of a Chanuka lamp in a shop window, nothing special, but I was happy to see it there...

DeLi said...

the third photo is my favorite, i like the composition and style very much...

happy weekend! ♫

namaki said...

the last picture with the mouse is nice... like a smiley !

Nefertiti said...

original et tres beau bravo !

James said...

These are amazing! I've often thought about trying to take some good photos of candles but you actually did it. The reflections are so nice.

Theanne and Baron said...

Beautiful candle reflections...through your computer now seen all over the world!