Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Shiloh, Door on Jewish History, via 52 Frames

This week's theme/challenge on 52 Frames, the facebook photography group was doors/windows. I took a bunch of pictures of your usual doors and windows, but nothing seemed special. That's it until Rosh Chodesh Marchesvan, the first of the Jewish Month of Marcheshvan when I was with my friends for Women's Prayers at Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh. I noticed the partially reconstructed doorways in the archaeological finds.

Yes, the door on Jewish History!

One of the most important things we must teach/explain is that there has been a Jewish Nation for thousands of years here in this corner of the Middle East, and it actually began in Shiloh. Shiloh was the first capital of the Jewish Nation, prior to the time of the Kings. For three-hundred-sixty-nine years Shiloh was the religious and administrative Capital of the Jewish Nation. We were ruled by the Kohenim, priestly tribe, which was stationed/based in Shiloh where the Mishkan, Tabernacle had stood. It was the forerunner of the Holy Temples, Har Habayit, Temple Mount, Jerusalem.

Photography isn't just about taking pretty pictures.