Friday, May 20, 2011

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Holy Safed – Erev Lag B’Omer 2011

It’s been a while since I’ve been to the Holy Ari’zl in Tzfat (Safed).  The kever area now boasts a permanent sun cover (a useful addition) and some ‘na nach’ graffiti (a disgusting addition – who thinks they’re going to get their message across by defacing a kever???).  Those who sent kvitalach (prayer requests), this was their first stop.

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While standing by the kever, it was just possible on this hazy day to see Meron in the distance.

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Before using the mikveh Ari, I spotted this new display on the wall.  “Prayer Before Dipping in the Mikvah”, that I’d never seen before (neither the particular prayer nor on the wall of the mikveh Ari).

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Tzfat is an interesting place, one of amazing things hiding in every corner.  This is the “House of (Torah) Study – Center of Miracles”.  Actually it says below it’s dedicated in the name of Rabbi Nissim-Miracles Shavavo, which is not an uncommon sephardi name.  But being Tzfat, it wouldn’t be unexpected to run into a Beis Medresh “House of Miracles”.

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But it’s almost Shabbos, time for posting and investigating is over.  Good Shabbos…and happy (almost) Lag B’Omer. 

If the world ends tonight (or tomorrow), it was good writing and sharing together.  And if Moshiach comes between now and Lag B’Omer…see you here (G-d willing)!

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is that haze just fog or is it smog. I tell you, the smog is getting thicker and thicker. I remember as a boy being able to see a haze just on the horizon. Today, the haze begins at about 30 yards and just gets worse and worse as it extends out toward the horizon. :(

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