Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sukkot in stamps and glass

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Shalom!  We are in the happy week of  Sukkot.
Here is a new Israeli stamp for the holiday.
The man in the tallit is holding the four species, including the yellow etrog.


In the big Sukkot stained glass window at the Renanim Synagogue in Hechal Shlomo you can see the etrog on top in its fancy protective container.
Below is the sukkah, in which Jews are supposed to "dwell" (or at least eat) for the whole week.
It's even prettier when you enlarge the photo. 
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Chag sameach, happy holiday!
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9 comments:

Hels said...

September is not reliable enough to sleep outside in the southern hemisphere, so we eat outside and sleep inside. Still, the decorations are very beautiful, done by the grandchildren :)

SH -ic said...

stamps are similar to small painting s..lovely

VP said...

I took a couple of pictures of a sukkah in Campo del Ghetto Nuovo (Square of the New Ghetto) here in Venice...

crystal said...

Beautiful window.

Interssting - I've never seen a citron here at the grocery store. I didn't realize that there were different varieties too, one of which is the strange looking "Buddha's hand" :)

Reader Wil said...

Chag sameach, happy holiday!I remember that you were taking photos on the market where everybody was buying the four species. They didn't notice you although you were the only female and dressed in jeans and a t-shirt! That was in 2009.You were very brave.

sparrow said...

What a gorgeous window. I have studied it for a while and I see something different in every pane. Have a wonderful holiday.

Patti said...

That's a beautiful stained-glass window.

And now I know what an etrog is. ;-)

toby said...

Beautiful! Hope you had a great holiday :)

Kay said...

I see so many sukkahs around Skokie. I even saw a mobile sukkah. Now that was interesting.