Saturday, December 31, 2011

Room for all at the wall

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"A Jew, a blogger, and a nun go to pray together at Jerusalem's holy Western Wall . . . ."

No, it's not the opening of a joke. :)
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This is just one of my favorite photos, now shared with City Daily Photo's end-of-year Theme Day.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

Have a happy "Sylvester."
Although not so many celebrate the secular new year, Sylvester is how Israelis call the New Year's Eve partying. See the surprising reason why here.

Blessings to all in 2012.
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23 comments:

Kate said...

An excellent shot and choice. I fondly recall doing the same thing, only without the nun or blogger but with lots of Jewish friends during a seminar to Israel.

May you experience many blessings during 2012, including good health, prosperity, a generous spirit, a light heart with lots of love and laughter!

Happy Sylvester!

Robert Geiss said...

... placing the corner stone into its right place. May peace and harmony govern your new year.

Adullamite said...

May 2012 bring you all your nations spiritual and other blessings Dina

Ann said...

All the best for 2012. Happy Sylvester (although I can't help thinking of a black and white cartoon cat).

Kay said...

Peace, happiness and health in the new year for all!

Eki said...

Why is it called "Sylvester"?

I agree, to many it's a secular new year. But here it's celebrated 'madly' in any (most?)other places in the world.

May I say Happy New Gregorian Year to you? And all the best wishes with it.

Kalyan said...

Just beautiful...

Warm wishes for a happy & fun-filled New Year...
Seasons Greetings!

crystal said...

Pope Sylvester - yikes! We Catholics have a lot to atone for.

Happy New Year, Dina :)

Julie said...

I am glad you said it was NOT the opening line of a joke, Dina ... but I do love the connotations of the image. Hands are such expressive instruments.

Once again, my best of wishes for you and yours as we charge into 2012. When are you in Australia next? We should meet up ...

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Happy post Sylvester (you are from Chicago) and Happy New year which, if I figure out the time differences, is happening for you now

that last link was very interesting

Dina said...

Pasadena Adjacent, thanks. I may be from Chicago, but here in Jerusalem we are ten hours later than California. So we are already well into 2012.

Jilly said...

What a fascinating read as to the meaning of Sylvester. A lovely shot. Let's hope 2012 brings real peace to your part of the world. Blessings to you dear Dina. You make Jerusalam Hills and Israel real for us. xxx

Mark said...

Great shot for Sylvester Day, love it.

Birdman said...

For sure, I thought you were setting up a joke. I'm still thinking where it would go... Happy Sylvester!

Spiderdama said...

That is beautiful!

Leif Hagen said...

I have enjoyed meeting several CDP bloggers in the last couple of years! I'm going to the wedding of a CDP blogger in January, far from Eagan....
Happy New Year, Dina!
PS - And I look forward to meeting you in Jerusalem some day, too!

Dina said...

Eki, sure, thanks. New Year's is also St. Sylvester's day. See the link for a longer explanation.

Dina said...

Dear friends, thanks for your warm wishes and thoughts.

Julie, I'm hoping to see my kids up here next month instead of me going down under. But when I do come, I'd love to meet you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dina,

There may be a Yiddish/German connection as well. Jim says that in German, New Year's is called Sylvester.

Wishing you the best for the upcoming months!

Mary A.

Pietro said...

Great image, indeed.

VP said...

Great picture! We still call it 'San Silvestro'...

JM said...

Great choice indeed.

Petrea Burchard said...

I love this! I love you! Happy new year!