Friday, April 27, 2012

Reflections of life in a Torah scroll

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Jerusalem and a Jewish family reflected in a rolled-open Torah scroll.
(And the Torah is reflected in the life of this family and of Jerusalem, too. )

The open scroll is in the Israel Museum's wing for Jewish Art and Life.

Yesterday, for Independence Day, the museum graciously opened its doors for free.
AND, not one of the guards in the galleries yelled at me for taking pictures! Yay!

Their next free admission day will be May 10, International Museum Day.
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More reflections from around the world at Weekend Reflections meme.
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Shabbat shalom!
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21 comments:

Malyss said...

This reflection is very rich and clever! nice shot!

Theanne said...

a nicely taken shot Dina...enjoyed the reflection and the meaning!

Robert Geiss said...

probably a unique moment - wonderful set into scenery. please have a good weekend ahead.

Dianne said...

What a special day Dina to be able to view this ancient scroll and your reflection of the Jewish family in your capture makes it extra special for us.

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Robert Nicolaescu said...

Very nice shot! Best wishes!

Pietro said...

Beautiful image! I like the blue shade of the reflection.

Hels said...

I have not heard of International Museum Day before. Do all museums around the world share in the celebrations?

Dina said...

Shalom friends, glad you enjoy this picture.

Helen, I assume many museums around the world will be free on May 18.
Here is info about the Australian museums that participated last year:
http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/international-museum-day

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Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Excellent shot and symbolism; reflecting on the scripture as a family.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Reader Wil said...

The reflection has a double meaning! To be reflected in a Torah scroll is an honour. Is this the same museum we visited? Next Tuesday I'll show the photo of the Prayer Shawl, and its remarkable story!
It was certainly great to hike with you!! You were the perfect friend.
Shabbat Shalom.

Birdman said...

That was a hilarious quote you found at U of M. I still grinning.

Dina said...

Wil, no, you and I went to the Jewish museum at Heichal Shlomo. My photo here is from the Israel Museum.

VP said...

One of the strangest and most typical building I have ever seen...

Dina said...

VP, you probably refer to the Shrine of the Book, the round "building" at the Israel Museum that has the Dead Sea scrolls and old Bible codexes. But this what I show today is just a normal Torah scroll and it is in the main (and rectangular) buildings of the campus.

Misty Dawn said...

Very cool!

Eki said...

How long is it? -- The Torah being scrolled open like that?

Dina said...

Eki, oh, that's a hard question. I googled and found different answers. So apparently a Torah scroll can be somewhere between 25 meters (82 ft.) to 45 meters (148 ft.) long.

mirae said...

magnificent of you beautiful Dina to show the transparency of the soul.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

An inspired image Dina, well done for capturing it.