Monday, July 07, 2008

Wedding of Shai and Emunah Diamond

Our madrich (guide,) our diamond in the rough, Shai Diamond, was married tonight! I had the pleasure of participating in his simcha.
The guys, ready for action.

The wedding was held in a reception hall on the Tayellet, where I go jogging every day. It has a beautiful view of Har Habayit, the Temple Mount.

Children playing around the chuppah

Shai is escorted to meet his kallah (bride)


Now we bring him to the Chuppah

Waiting for the kallah

Yours truly
Sunset over Mount Zion
And they're married!

As the sun set I got some nice shots of Jerusalem at night.

Har Habayit.
East Jerusalem

At every wedding, we sing Od Yishamah, "may there soon be heard in the cities of Judea and in the streets of Jerusalem the voice of joy and gladness, the voice of bride and groom, the jubilant voice of feasting and singing. . ." first said by a lamenting prophet Yishaiyahu (Isaiah) as he looked over the ruins of Jerusalem, then a destroyed city, prophesying the dream of return.
Isn't it great to be able to live the prophecy, so sing these words in the cities of Judea, and the streets of Jerusalem? To know it's all for real? How could Jews live anywhere else?


Unknown said...

Hi All - this is Rosanne, the daughter of Ikey Albert of the Walford Road Synagogue. I used to go to Walford Road from Ages 12-23 .. until I made Aliyah .. I must say,,, these pictures were beautiful. I wish you the best of luck in the Holy Land, Rosanne,,, from Petach Tikva .. well near enough !

Unknown said...

Hi this is Rachel Knopp , a very good friend of groom's family.
We enjoyed the beautiful wedding so much! we wish you joy and happiness and may all your dreams come ture.