Tuesday, 11 September 2012

ABC Wednesday, I for Issachar

 As I am still with my thoughts in Hadassah synagogue and the 12 beautiful stained glass windows, I dedicate this post to Issachar, a son of Jacob whom we don't know very well.
Wikipedia says:"In classical rabbinical literature, it is stated that Issachar was born on the fourth of Av, and lived 122 years.  Torah states that Issachar had four sons, who were born in Canaan and migrated with him to Egypt with their descendants remaining there until the Exodus".


This Chagall window represents the blessing of Jacob for Issachar: " Issachar is a strong ass lying down between the sheepfolds: and he saw that settled life was good, and the land was pleasant; he put his shoulder to the burden, and became a slave under forced labour".
Issachar/Yissachar was, according to the Book of Genesis, a son of Jacob and Leah (the fifth son of Leah, and ninth son of Jacob).

With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC, and thanks to Roger. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar or Here. This week we are looking for words beginning with I.



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15 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

Just saw this summer Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Doesn't really differentiate the 11 brothers of Jacob very much. his is interesting that the 9th son was named essentially after his grandfather.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

The Weaver of Grass said...

That Chagal window is exquisite Wil. Your writing is, as usual, so informative. I always learn something from your blog - so thank-you.

Sylvia K said...

You always have such interesting and informative posts for the day, Wil! I always learn something and that's always good!! Such a beautiful window!! Hope your week is going well!

Carver said...

Beautiful window and interesting post. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Kate said...

Chagall winds are always INCREDIBLE. They INSPIRE me and always take my breath away when I view them. Kate, ABC Team

MERYL JAFFE, PhD - parent, psychologist, teacher, author... said...

Great post - may you have a happy New Year - a year of plenty,good health, success and happiness.

Emille said...

Beautiful window. Chagall is one of my favorite painters. Thank you! I've never seen this stained glass work of him. What I know of Issachar is that he knew the times and the seasons (I can't remember where this info. came from).

photowannabe said...

Amazingly beautiful Chagal windows.
I had forgotten about Issachar. Thank you for the information.

lotusleaf said...

Lots of interesting information!

Jama said...

It's so beautiful!

Tito Eric said...

I just learned something new today. Many thanks for sharing!

And what gorgeous stained glass.

chubskulit said...

Such informative post and a beautiful image Will. those are things that I did not know, thanks for sharing.

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Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Tito Eric said...

Here's the url for this week's "I"

http://turningboholano.blogspot.com/2012/08/imagination.html

Lisa said...

The window is gorgeous! We don't hear too much about Jacob's other sons. Thanks for bringing one of them to "light"!

ChrisJ said...

Such a beautiful stained glass window. I love visiting your blog where I learn more about the Old Testament especially and Jewish traditions.