Thursday, July 5, 2007

Memories...

This is why I love pictures. The Dreamer just posted a beautiful poem on her blog about the Holy Land, causing me to miss it terribly. Reenforcing that gaping hole of lonelyness I feel whenever I hear mention of Eretz Yisroel.
So, I went to my files and started going through pictures I had taken from my last time in the Holy Land...

This is Mount Meron, taken from atop the hill that leads down to the cemetary in the holy city of Tzfat ( my second favorite place in the world)...


This is a picture of the gravesite of R' Shlomo Alkabetz. R' Shlomo was one of the greatest Kabbalists ever, and he is the author of the song L'Cha Dodi...


This is the gravesite of the original Radziner Rebbe, who many believe brought back the mesorah of Techeiles ( myself included )...That's my shadow, by the way...


This next pic is from a stunning Erev Shabbos spent on the beach in Netanya. I wrote about that day a while ago, but it's in the archives...


This is at a wedding that I went to in Bayit V'Gan. It was a very special simcha; the Chassan was a friend of mine from way back. I had literally seen him in all stages of his path, from being religious to being completely not, then back and becoming so strong in his faith. At the wedding, my buddies from Simply Tzfat rocked out...


Most of my pics have myself or friends in them, so I can't really post them. However, these pics are a consolation, that even if I can't be there now, I know we'll all return soon, with God's help. Until then, these reminders of great times, inspiring times, holy times, can tide me over...

8 comments:

The Dreamer said...

beautiful pics!
thanks for posting...

David_on_the_Lake said...

Nice..
Yes pictures can conjure up tremendous feelings of nostalgia..
Although lately I'm in an anti camera phase..I was finding that I was so obsessed with saving the moment..that I wasnt living it to the fullest..

Karma Dude said...

I can't relate to picture takers. I have never done anything I care to remember. The only picture I have is a cell phone shot of Jimmy Carter in his bathrobe (taken in Israel).

Moe said...

WOW those just make me sad!! i miss it everyday and seeing it in those stunning pics is hitting the spot!
all the great times i spent in the greatest place on earth!!

Lvnsm27 said...

great pics

jewmaican20 said...

Dreamer - No problem. just wish I had some better scenery pics...
Dave - I hear that. Sometimes a camera can be too intrusive...
Karma Dude - I saw that pic. And I have some very good pics of us and the gang on the bleachers in the park, man. Good old days..
Moe - That's the way it is, I guess...
L - Thanks...

doodlehead said...

not gonna rub anything in .

Reb Y. said...

ditto to doodlehead