Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"Noah's Dove," 1978

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O is for olive branch for ABC Wednesday.
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Or, more accurately translated from the Hebrew of Genesis 8, a "freshly-plucked olive leaf."

"Noah's Dove" rises from the plaza next to the Jerusalem Theater that I posted a few days ago in reflection.

This week's Torah portion is Parshah Noah.
Chabad.org has lots of ways to look at it, and Wikipedia has lots of old paintings of the famous Genesis stories about Noah and the Flood, his naked drunkenness and cursing of Canaan, and the Tower of Babel.
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13 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

anything that says peace is all right by me.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

VP said...

It is always a beautiful symbol, even if abused and misused by many...

Spiderdama said...

That first photo is just beautiful with a great angle. Peace and love:-)

ρομπερτ said...

I was just four years old, when it was build. May it continue to provide peace and happiness. Please have a good Wednesday.

Leif Hagen said...

Not to be confused with an Olive Leif!
I love the sculpture of "Noah's Dove!"

Theanne and Baron said...

the dove photo is excellent!

Francisca said...

Ah, we both thought of olives. Yours is more profound. :-)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The moody sky behind the sculpture adds depth to your photo.

gigihawaii said...

Hi Dina. I just wanted to tell you that I visit your blog every day. What nice photos!

Gattina said...

It's a beautiful symbol for peace ! If only all humans would respect it !
Gattina
ABC Team

ChrisJ said...

"A freshly plucked olive leaf" makes it so much more significant. Great photo.

Irina said...

So beautiful and so full of sense.

Jo Bryant said...

lovely photos - I like the first one