Friday, November 28, 2008

Slivers of Light, Washes of Clouds

Diagonal slivers of light above the windows, beneath a Jerusalem sky:

Slivers of light

The following pictures were taken at a single location.

Psalm 121 (JPS translation):

I turn my eyes to the mountains;
from where will my help come?

Clouds 3

My help comes from the Lord,
maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot give way;
your guardian will not slumber;
See, the guardian of Israel
neither slumbers nor sleeps!

Clouds 2

The Lord is your protection
at your right hand.
The sun will not strike you by day
nor the moon by night.

Clouds 1

The Lord will guard you from all harm;
He will guard your life.

Clouds 4

The Lord will guard your going and coming
now and forever.

* * *

I add my prayers for the victims of the terror attacks in Mumbai. May the wounded have a complete recovery, and may all those whom the terrorists are still holding hostage soon be released unharmed.

And may any surviving terrorists meet with swift justice.

Rabbis are asking that we recite Psalm 20 for the rabbi of Mumbai’s Chabad House—known locally as Nariman House—and his wife: Gavriel Noach ben Freida Bluma and Rivka bas Yehudis, together with all those still being held captive.

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