Al and Marsha's Journal



These pictures are of the twelve stained glass windows which are installed in the Synagogue at the Hadassah Hospital near Jerusalem. I have deliberately made them quite large, and of high resolution to try to capture the detail and colour. They will load on your screen a little more slowly than you may be used to. It's worth the wait.

The windows were created by the world famous artist Chagal for the Synagogue. These images, while they are very colourful, do not do the actual windows justice. It would be a very good spot to visit on your next trip to Israel. There are narrated tours of the windows available, and describe in some detail what the symbols on each windows mean. For instance, the image of animals on a window might refer to the fact that this tribe was agrarian.

Each of the windows represent the twelve tribes, each of which was founded by a son of Jacob (I think I recall that one of the tribes represented was not a son of Jacob.  A son in law maybe, or perhaps senility is showing its head again)

While we were not allowed to take pictures, we were allowed to pay for a set of cards depicting the windows, and this is a reproduction of those.  To return to the Journal page, if you came from there, just click "Return to Journal" at the bottom.







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If these pages look weird and do not line up properly it is likely that your monitor is set to a non-compatible resolution.. To change resolution right click on a blank space on your desktop. Select Screen Resolution, click on the down arrow next to "resolution". In the drop down box select another resolution (it must be the right proportion and may need a couple of tries to find one that works)  then press ok.

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