Comments for Hans Gershom Geldmacher

🕐 05-5-13 1:09 PMunicomichael
Photo 28212
By: hagel
Spot on!
🕐 05-1-13 2:02 AMshapencolour
Photo 28215
By: hagel
Very special picture and the whole tulip series.
🕐 04-30-13 5:21 PMjoecan
Photo 28215
By: hagel
Just wonderful. Second to none.
🕐 04-30-13 3:12 PMbajanexile
Photo 28213
By: hagel
Delicate colours. Steve
🕐 04-30-13 3:12 PMbajanexile
Photo 28212
By: hagel
Beautiful. Steve
🕐 04-30-13 1:19 PMyuriylux
Photo 28212
By: hagel
Fantastic image quality!
🕐 03-27-12 12:02 PMhooversup
Photo 19361
By: hagel
lovely bokeh, Hagel.
nice!
🕐 12-9-11 9:19 PMlilia
Photo 16030
By: hagel
Intriguiging photo. Everyone is silhouetted beautifully.
You composed it so well with the reflecting light adding to the overall mood of the composition.

Das ist herrlich.

Beste gruesse,
Lilia
🕐 11-13-11 10:34 AMdonuss
Photo 16030
By: hagel
great composition and mood like this light
🕐 11-9-11 3:23 AMakul
Photo 15705
By: hagel
Wow. I have a weakness to willow trees. You captured it beautifully. Love this shot
🕐 11-3-11 11:21 AMdraculro
Vergissmeinicht
By: hagel
Graet composition!
🕐 11-3-11 11:20 AMdraculro
Photo 12029
By: hagel
Beautiful colors!
🕐 08-19-11 10:24 AMhagel
Photo 13781
By: hagel
Thanks jeocan and redskeeter
🕐 08-19-11 4:24 AMredskeeter
Photo 13781
By: hagel
Beautiful capture!!
🕐 08-18-11 2:18 PMjoecan
Photo 13781
By: hagel
Good catch...
🕐 06-29-11 5:08 AMjoecan
Photo 12521
By: hagel
The old charming buildings... Very nice
🕐 06-22-11 9:46 PMdonuss
Photo 12407
By: hagel
Great makro and good sharpness
🕐 06-17-11 11:52 AMdonuss
Photo 12152
By: hagel
Great Makro
🕐 06-17-11 5:37 AMjoecan
Photo 12152
By: hagel
Fantastic!
🕐 06-17-11 4:53 AMhagel
Sephardische Synagoge Berlin #4
By: hagel
Hi chriseeo,

thank you for your kindly comment. Let me try to give a short anwer on your question (some people wrote whole books on this issue):

The man on the picture is wearing a tallit (prayer shawl with four fringes at the edges) and teffilin (philacteries) on his left arm and on his head. Jewish men are obliged to wear tallit and teffilin together during the morning prayer (schacharit) on weekdays.

The tallit with the fringes is worn so that one remembers to keep G'ds laws and to strive for holiness in this way.

The teffilin for the left arm and for the head consists of leather straps, where two small boxes are attached. The boxes contain pieces of parchment with biblical passages (Exodus 13,9 and 13,16; Deuteronomium 6,8 and 11,18). There is written, that Jews should attache a sign (symbol) on their hands and between their eyes in order to obey G'ds commandments and to remember, that He has freed them from slavery in Egypt and has led them into the holy land.

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