Dog days of August

Just an FYI: For the month of August, I’m going to enjoy a little bit of summer respite by posting some forgotten goodies from the archives on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The BTG Facebook page will still have its daily postings in case you need a fix AND there are 3 Sharing Saturday posts scheduled. Pssst. The one scheduled for August 15 is really cool.

Leave a comment

Filed under General

Dolls from another time

Fernando

Waiting patiently….the Fernando columbarium site

Leave a comment

Filed under General

Jewish symbols – Part 4

Jewish Symbols 4

And finally, my all time favorites, the burning bush and the tree of life.

Leave a comment

Filed under Symbols

Jewish symbols – Part 3

Jewish Symbols 3

One of my favorites, the rams’ heads, representing a shofar which is blown during Rosh Hashanah. Those of us who attended Sunday School will remember the story of Joshua when he blew the shofar to bring down the walls of Jericho.

And yes, Jericho existed.

Leave a comment

Filed under Symbols

Visiting the ancestral home

Today’s Sharing Saturday post comes from Genealogy Today, and explores the ups and downs of visiting one’s ancestral home.

Leave a comment

Filed under Sharing Saturday

Jewish symbols – Part 2

Jewish symbols 2

A menorah, a washing cup for netilat yadayim (a ritual washing of the hands upon rising in the morning), and a Torah scroll memorial (for a rabbi).

Leave a comment

Filed under Symbols

Jewish symbols – Part 1

Jewish Symbols 1

After going through several of my photo files, I stumbled across some great symbols I’d discovered in Bikur Cholim cemetery in Seattle. Many of them should be easily recognizable. If not, then a refresher skim through the Book of Psalms (think of singing psalms, accompanied by a harp for the symbol on the upper left) will turn on the light bulb.

For the Live Long and Prosper signal, yes, that’s actually a blessing. Read more here: The Jewish roots of Leonard Nimoy.

I’m curious about the barbed wire Star of David, though. Does it mean this person was a Holocaust survivor?

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Symbols