A few shots of Jerusalem out my window at night (when the weather’s finally cleared a little).
And a somewhat unfortunate choice of lift brand:
People have been saying to me all day that they’ve been “caught in snow flurries”, but I’ve yet to see anything which resembles snow more than it does rain, and it hasn’t been settling, in any case. However, it’s meant to be getting down to about -4 overnight, so I’m hoping I’ll wake up in the morning to snow on the ground!
I’ve been trying to learn to sing the shema (Deuteronomy 6:4, plus a little bit added) and at least part of the kiddush, the latter in preparation for Sabbath dinner this Friday.
The shema is sung, but I can’t really convey the tune here, but here’s a really cute kid singing it:
Everywhere I’ve looked on the internet seems to have the same tune we learnt, so it’s amazingly universal. The words are:
Shema, Israel, Adonai eloheinu, Adonai echad
Barukh shem kavod malkhut-o el-olam va-ed
Hear, Israel, the Lord is your God, the Lord is one
Blessed is the great name of His kingdom forever and ever
The kiddush is spoken, and so far I have:
Barukh attah, Adonai, eloheinu, melekh ha-olam
Blessed are you, Lord, our God, king of forever