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The three Faiths festival, Jaffa- Israel

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Caladan, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Caladan

    Caladan Agnostic Pantheist

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    With the surreal timing with the Gaza raid today, I paid a visit to Jaffa to check out 'the 3 faiths festival'. the event included a free market thing, and shows, including Jewish and Muslim musicians, although I arrived somewhat late to catch all the activity, I got a bit of the decoration and some nice photos of Jaffa itself, the decoration expressed best wishes for Chanukah and Christmas as well.



    The Clock Square with its distinctive clocktower was built in 1906 in honor of Sultan Abdul Hamid II:

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    The old Turkish police HQ:

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    I suppose that because of the military situation in Gaza, security measures were taken and a police heli could be seen hovering above the event:

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  2. Caladan

    Caladan Agnostic Pantheist

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    Wishing a happy Chanukah:
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    Children art with best wishes for Chanukah, Christmas combined with the Islamic crescent:


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    School of Arts sign..

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    Caterpillar shops here:

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    We dined in the evening in a lovely place in the flea market area:

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    On the cafe's wall hanged an interesting blessing in Hebrew, here's my version of translation:

    The blessing of the dwellers of the home
    Blessed are the dwellers of this home
    Blessed is this home
    In an eternal dance
    of blessed words
    of subtle emotions
    of focused thoughts
    Blessed is this home
    with balance, with relief.
    and with the flow of the infinite
    into the finite of materialization.
    Blessed is this home
    with the love for all.
    Blessed is this home
    for everything shall take place in it.

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    This place also served a beer from the only Palestinian brewery, Taybeh:

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    The clocktower at night:
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  6. Caladan

    Caladan Agnostic Pantheist

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    The Islamic crescent:

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  7. Caladan

    Caladan Agnostic Pantheist

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    One of the residents of Jaffa:

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    I hope the next photo has no connection to the fluffy residents of Jaffa...


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  8. stacey bo bacey

    stacey bo bacey oh no you di'int

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    Caladan--

    Nice photos! I have a thing for clocktowers! Loved that. You always have great photos and they let me see so much more of places I have never been. Thank you! :)

    (And that Israeli border guard was cute!! Hahahaha :p)
     
  9. Troublemane

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    awesome pics, dude! looks like alot is going on there!
    thnx for posting! :D
     
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  10. Caladan

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    Thanks you two. I'll upload a few more soon.
     
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    "To the Arab-Jewish center":

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  12. life.is.ravishing

    life.is.ravishing Loving life...

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    Wow- beautiful photos!!!! Thanks so much for posting them... It's fascinating to get to see new and exciting places! :D :D
     
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