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Archive for May 2nd, 2011

More Scenes from Rosh Pina

Posted by Avital Pinnick on May 2, 2011

Here are a few photos I took of Rosh Pina, apart from the cemetery. Rosh Pina was founded by 30 Romanian families in 1882, which makes it one of Israel’s oldest agricultural settlements (for more information about the history of this area, see this article in the Jerusalem Post about historical Rosh Pina and the Wikipedia entry). The oldest quarter, at the top of the hill, is being restored and looks very European. It’s a beautiful area to walk around, but be sure to wear good shoes! Many of the buildings have been turned into artists’ galleries and restaurants.

Rosh Pina

Rosh Pina

HDR photo of an abandoned house:

Abandoned House

Interesting wooden ceiling in the Eli Cohen synagogue. The synagogue is only about ten years old and is named after a well-known spy, who worked in Syria for years. My husband was looking for a quiet place to say minchah. I knelt on the bima and took this photo with a wide-angle lens.

Ceiling, Eli Cohen Synagogue, Rosh Pina

The new moon was rising over the coloured lights of a gaudy new mall in the center of Rosh Pina. The mall itself is a bit tacky but Cafe Cafe is kosher and comfortable, so it’s a good place to stop after hiking down from the old quarter.

New Moon over Mall, Rosh Pina

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Holocaust Memorial Day, 2011

Posted by Avital Pinnick on May 2, 2011

Holocaust Memorial Day Siren, 2011

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. At 10 a.m. a two-minute siren brings the country to a halt. Drivers stand at attention beside their cars and high tech workers stand in silence on the balcony. A man covers his eyes in prayer.

Golda Meir Boulevard:

Holocaust Memorial Day 2011

Begin and Yadin Parkways:

Holocaust Memorial Day 2011

Same area before the siren:

Holocaust Memorial Day 2011

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