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megimoo
07-23-2008, 05:56 PM
Barack in Israel: lots of pictures

Sen. Barack Obama stands next to the Eternal Flame at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in J'lem. Can I just say that I don't get the wreath thing. I know various leaders do this, but it isn't a Jewish custom to put flowers at a grave so I don't really get this.

Obama and Bibi. Bibi looks cute, but it's hard to tell what he thinks about meeting Obama. Considering that Israelis favor McCain by 20 points and that Obama's fan club in Israel has only 57 members, probably not too much. Obama with clown Shimon Peres. Obama looks...

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Barack Obama in a white yumaka, The arabs will be pissed !
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., walks with Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem,

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LibraryLady
07-23-2008, 06:05 PM
President Bush and Gordon Brown both did the same thing.

The pebbles came from an old tradition of putting rocks on a tomb to hold the lid down and protect the body from animals.

Elspeth
07-23-2008, 06:15 PM
[SIZE="3"] Considering that Israelis favor McCain by 20 points and that Obama's fan club in Israel has only 57 members, probably not too much. Obama with clown Shimon Peres. Obama looks...


57? Is that like the 57 states Obama says are in the US?

Zeus
07-23-2008, 06:35 PM
Just a modifacation of the Dewrag. Y'all don't go downtown much do youse. ;)

megimoo
07-23-2008, 06:46 PM
Just a modifacation of the Dewrag. Y'all don't go downtown much do youse. ;)Thats good.I never heared tell of a Hebrew Dewrag before !

linda22003
07-23-2008, 07:33 PM
What on earth is a "yumaka"? It sounds Japanese. It couldn't be a feeble attempt at "yarmulke", surely? :eek:

LibraryLady
07-23-2008, 07:39 PM
It's actually a kipah.

megimoo
07-23-2008, 08:31 PM
What on earth is a "yumaka"? It sounds Japanese. It couldn't be a feeble attempt at "yarmulke", surely? :eek:A kippah or yarmulke (also called a kappel) is a thin, slightly-rounded skullcap traditionally worn at all times by Orthodox Jewish men, and sometimes by both men and women in Conservative and Reform communities during services and other religious rituals. Its use is associated with demonstrating respect and reverance for God.[1]

linda22003
07-24-2008, 08:13 AM
So, why did you call it a "yumaka"?

megimoo
07-24-2008, 08:49 AM
So, why did you call it a "yumaka"?

It has as many variations in spelling as there are different tribes of Jews!

linda22003
07-24-2008, 08:59 AM
It has as many variations in spelling as there are different tribes of Jews!

That's one variation I've never seen. Perhaps Japanese Jews use it. :rolleyes: I suspect it's just a flight of fancy of your own.

megimoo
07-24-2008, 09:02 AM
That's one variation I've never seen. Perhaps Japanese Jews use it. :rolleyes: I suspect it's just a flight of fancy of your own.You are a real joy Your husband is blessed !

linda22003
07-24-2008, 09:34 AM
He thinks so. Of course, he doesn't invite my mockery by expounding on things he knows nothing about. And he looks very nice in his yarmulke.