Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Parting Shots

I begin by telling you how special this occasion was to me. It wasn't my son nor am I Jewish but the warmth and love of everything touched me deeply during this, my cousin-in-law's (and wife's) middle son's Bar Mitzvah. This was a beautiful ceremony and reception - lavish and fun, traditional and contemporary, solemn and boisterous. There were Jewish elders in traditional wear sitting next to teenage girls in brightly colored party dresses. Rock and roll music was the backdrop to traditional toasts and prayers. Some of my favorite shots, as usual, are of the small details.

Torah scrolls

The Hebrew that Jordan read.

Lavish decorations adorned the Torah covering.

Outside, this bell hung from a tree.

Flatware at the reception

My favorite photo of all.


Gaelyn said...

I really like the closeup shots you took. Gives the celebration more intamacy. But the last shot is Awesome!

Eve said...

These are great Debi. I love the last one too!! Did you use your 50mm?? Talk to you soon.

wcgillian said...

You scored big with that shot deb.

The Garden Ms. S said...

Beautiful photos of what have been a beautiful event.

The first and last photos really tell a story.

ps. Love the new winter header! :)

Anonymous said...

I just love the way the Hebrew language looks like. Its fascinating to look at all of the diverse cultures and rituals we enjoy her on earth. There is so much beauty in diversity.

Bo Mackison said...

I'm always impressed by the effort made by these young people. Great photos to capture a special time.

Daniel Spurgeon said...

Hi Debi, your photos are exquisite! I really like the top and bottom photos! I hope all there are keeping well!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful occasion that must have been, Debi! I love the new template, by the way...it's been much too long since I've visited. :)


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