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Sunday Scenes – August 5, 2012

I took a walk recently on the various paths that surround a local lake and took some photos. Four of the results are below. I wanted to get some captures that didn’t include the lake, for a change.

On a serious note, I discovered the poem below, on the Velveteen Rabbi’s blog. It was written by Syrian poet Ali Ahmed Said. I find it to be emotionally evoking, lovely and inspiring.

A Prayer for Syria

Shekhinah, in Whose womb creation is nurtured:
when your children are slaughtered you weep.
Bring peace beneath Your fierce embrace
to Syria. Let a new image of the world be born
in which American Jews pray for Syrians, who pray
for Israelis, who pray for Palestinians, who pray
even for American Jews. Fill the hearts
of the insurgents with Your compassion
so that when the regime comes to its end
no one seeks the harsh justice of retaliation.
And for us: strengthen our resolve not to turn away.
We bless You, Source of Mercy. Bring wholeness

August 5, 2012 – 17 Av, 5772

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Sunday Scenes July 1, 2012

Former Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Shamir dies at the age of 96.

The Ladies in Grey and Blue: Unsung Jewish Heroines of the Civil War, by Roberta Sandler, is an excellent article and must read.

Filming the Camps, on exhibit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC.

Check out this recipe for Ice Cream Sundae Pie with Berry Sauce!

July 1, 2012 – 11 Tamuz, 5772

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Sunday Scenes – June 10, 2012

The Japanese Garden – Suiho En, is a stunning slice of beauty, nature and heavenly-looking visuals located within the bustling San Fernando Valley (SFV). Who knew such quietude and loveliness existed within the SFV.

Take a virtual tour, you won’t be disappointed.

I came across the gardens quite by accident. I have lived in the SFV almost 40 years, and never knew of The Japanese Garden’s existence. I thought I knew the SFV inside out. Wrong!

I was driving with my grandies, looking to see if there was another entrance to a different site, when I saw a sign for The Japanese Gardens. I couldn’t believe my eyes. So, there we went, off on another one of our unexpected adventures, as I made a u-turn in the road!

I took quite a few photographs, as many as I could with the grandies wanting to go here or there within the garden grounds. I heard Emmie say, “Oh no, not another picture, grammy”, several times, and of course, Logan followed suit, echoing her. But, I also let them point to scenes they wanted me to take a capture of. Four photographs from the gardens are below. One begins the post.

Both of my grandies wanted me to take the photograph directly above. And, they had fun, jumping from step to step, as you can see below.

It was a delightful and serene time. The grounds are exquisite, calming, and I was in awe due to the beauty of it all. The grandies loved it, and said they want to go back again one day soon.

Visit Shadow Shot Sunday for more scenes from around the world.

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June 10, 2012 – 20 Sivan, 5772

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Jewaicious’ Sunday Scenes 1/22/12

I enjoy taking photographs that display forms of shadow play. I love how shadows can depict and/or convey mood and light, structure and texture. The photographs below were both taken at local parks, one with a lake, and one that has a mountainous background.

Visit the links below to see more Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and more Scenic Sunday photographs from around the world.

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Book news:

I will be writing a review of The Emperor of Lies: A Novel, by Steve Sem-Sandberg, within the next couple of days.

I have finished reading Two Rings: A story of love and war, by Millie Werber and Eve Keller.

I have almost finished reading The How & Why of Jewish Prayer, by Israel Rubin.

I am intrigued by the architectural history and by the decisions made regarding Beth Sholom Synagogue, and might just try to locate the book, Beth Sholom Synagogue: Frank Lloyd Wright and Modern Religious Architecture, by Joseph M. Siry, in a local library.

The Modern Jewish Experience in World Cinema sounds like an excellent read.

A Daughter of Two Mothers sounds both heartbreaking and uplifiting.

Have a good week! Be well, take care.

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January 22, 2012 – 257Tevet, 5772

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