Saturday, April 22, 2006
a few days after our Pesach seder. I was the only Jewish person there and they were decorating easter eggs, so I decided to make a Jewish version! Since eggs are an important symbol to Pesach as well, and since both Easter and Pesach have similar roots in pre-Judeochristian religions, I thought it was apt.
[This is] "The program to a museum exhibit on the "Jewish Gauchos," or Jewish agricultural colonists in Argentina in the last years of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th. Some of my ancestors were among them".Here are some more details: The Jewish Gauchos were Russian refugees who settled in colonies in Entre Rios, Santa Fe and Buenos Aires; these colonies were established by the Baron Maurice de Hirsch.
In ten days we'll celebrate Israel's Independence Day, the day in which there are so many flags and banners hanging from so many buildings and flying from so many cars that nobody will be able to escape seeing the Star of David.
, honey, water, olives, oranges or orange juice, and fruits in season".
This year my son and I are going to contribute, for the first time, to the general ambiance of the holiday by selling ourthaumatrope in a few shops in Jerusalem. Above are some pictures from the preparations
of the thaumatrope stand: