Sunday, April 6, 2008

Celebrating The Month of Miracles

Again we went to Tel Shiloh to celebrate Rosh Chodesh, the beginning of the Jewish Month.

For the past few months, my friends and I have been going to Tel Shiloh, where we can still sense the Biblical Chana's spirit and the fragrance of the finely blended Ketoret, which was used during worship in the Tabernacle.

Last month, Rosh Chodesh Adar Sheini, we were impressed by the abundance of pink almond blossoms. Today, on the first of the Jewish month of Nissan, the dominant color is green.

Tel Shiloh Green
After the winter rains we can see the promise of fruit,

Tel Shiloh, Pomegranate Bud
delicate butterflies and more.

Tel Shiloh Butterfly--Look Carefully
We weren't alone at the Tel.

Tel Shiloh Visitors
We looked at the remains of the ancient Shiloh

Tel Shiloh Dug Out
Tel Shiloh Over-Grown "Dig"
and wonder if we're standing where Chana stood when she prayed to G-d for a son. Alone in our prayers, we can feel G-d listening and offering comfort.

Tel Shiloh rosh Chodesh Prayers
And then we go back to the "everyday" life.

Tel Shiloh is open to visitors, not only our Rosh Chodesh group. For information, call 02-994-4019. And if you want to go with us next Rosh Chodesh, we'll welcome you gladly. The first day of Rosh Chodesh Iyyar, Monday, May 5, 9:45am. We'll meet at the Tabernacle Gallery-Beit Cafe`, near Tel Shiloh.

Chodesh Nissan Tov and A Chag Pesach, Kasher v'Sameach!
Have a good Month of Nissan and a Happy and Kosher Passover
Tel Shiloh Nature

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