Sorry for the silence here last week! I took a trip west to Seattle and Oregon with my husband, pretty much at the last minute, and didn't plan ahead. Live and learn, right? It was so great to get away for a bit; something about a change in scenery is so refreshing to me. Especially at this time of year when everything starts to seem a little gray and dreary. I think this is the first significant journey I've been on in the winter and travelling in the off-season definitely has it's perks! Tickets were less money and places were less crowded. Win!
Temple De Hirsch Sinai is an architectural masterpiece. This is the largest menorah I've ever seen and how beautiful! The bottom says 'yehi or' - let there be light.
Loved the ten commandments gate as well. Such a picture of a certain, "I am the door," statement. :)
Here's the backside of the gate. Notice the ten commandments painted on.
Enjoying the beauty of architecture that honors YHWH! So fun to see in person!
I was hoping to see the inside, but it didn't work for us to go when the gift shop was open.
I love the subtlety of this design - and it really symbolizes how YHWH speaks as well, I think. If you didn't know to look for a menorah, you probably wouldn't see it. But once you can recognize that it's everywhere.
And there was light.
What other gorgeous menorahs or architecture have you seen? Let me know! I hope you all have a great week!