"In the middle of the noisy and busy beautiful #izmir #bazar
there are more than 20 synagogues that are haven of peace", says Sara Pardo a descendant of sepharadic Jews and that speaks ladino, the medieval Spanish. Crazy. It has been a very emotional day discovering the most beautiful Jewish traditions of levant, the care and the love for this land. Photo number 3 you can see a raised platform (bimah) for the person leading the service, shaped as a boat "the boat that brought us from Spain" says Sara. Check also the names in the walls: Pardo, Leon, Amado, Benmayor... #turkey
“If I Had A Boat” This is a post I hate typing out. But this is dedicated to my friend, Elizabeth Ruby. She passed away on Thursday, and the world is worse off than it was when the week began. She was a great writer, journalist, flutist, sailor, and avid Lady Huskies basketball fan. She was always a big supporter of mine, and gave this particular print to her dad last year. She was my friend, and I will miss her dearly.
BestFriend: morning coffees, lazy sleepovers, handwritten cards, emotional breakdowns, overexcited faces, sharing playlists, broken glasses, soothing words, fighting for mangoes, hangouts at miniclub, personal sun, running for classbunks, nostalgia