Friday, June 1, 2012

Shabbat tranquility

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One day a week we hyper Israeli Jews detach and enter into the tranquility of a sanctuary in time.

All because of what Genesis says: "And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy."
In the creation, in the beginning, time was the first thing that God made holy.

The Sabbath has its own architecture of holiness and Jews feel secure inside.

It is said that for the 25 hours of the Sabbath we receive a "neshama yetera," an added soul.

In a few hours the sun will set here in Jerusalem, just after we have lit the candles, and life will slow down.
Wishing you all Shabbat shalom, Sabbath peace.
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City Daily Photo group's theme day today is tranquility.
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.
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17 comments:

Reader Wil said...

What a great commandment, so actually the Sabbath was made for men and not men for the Sabbath, as many people think. Shabbat shalom , Dina!

Mark said...

Shabbat is a beautiful thing. When I teach Christian teens about it they really don't understand and can't imagine one moment that their lives aren't filled with noise and activity. All the religions believe that through silence and stillness that you hear a G-d or God or Gods.
Great post, the essence of tranquility.

VP said...

It is difficult to think or reflect without tranquility, confusion brings mental chaos and irrational thought and I am not even touching the deeply religious part of this...

Hels said...

And not just resting and sleeping. It is the one day of the week where families can spend quality time together, undisturbed by tv, video games, social media, soccer practice, guitar lessons, homework etc etc etc

diane b said...

Enjoy your Sabbath

Leif Hagen said...

Beautiful candlesticks for some tranquil time indeed, Dina! Fun to catch up on your blog this morning in the tranquility of our library at home!
Happy weekend

JM said...

Lovely interpretation, Dina!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Shabbat Shalom! I'm a big believer in "slowing down" to more fully appreciate the beauty around us, but the idea of having a "neshama yetera" once every seven days adds a new dimension to that philosophy. Connecting as you did with Reader Wil highlights one of the great advantages of blogging. It is especially notable that she traveled such a distance to meet you and your world.

cieldequimper said...

Well, candles themselves will always do it for me...

Karl Demetz said...

Nice and tranquil photo, Dina.
Deep interpretation, well done!

crystal said...

Shabbat shalom, Dina :)

Robert Geiss said...

What excellent and thoughtful take on the theme. Thank you for this much needed slowing down.

Please have a good new month ahead.

Sara said...

Shabbat shalom, Dina. Beautiful candlesticks!

Hilda said...

These are beautiful candlesticks, Dina. A blessed and peaceful Sabbath to you too.

P.S.
May I ask for a visit from you tomorrow (6 hours from now)? I found church doors which have what seem to be Hebrew characters. If they are, I'd like to ask for your help in translating them. Thanks!

Birdman said...

Sounds wonderful... there have been times where a 'double soul' would be have been nice.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Nice theme day´s choice. Well done, take care!

Spiderdama said...

It is a nice thing to do.. and this candlesticks are beautiful.
We slow down here on Sunday, that means we do not make noise for the neighbors:-)Some of us