y friend Karen has had us
all make a chuppa. She arrived from America with yards of
white silk which we cut out on the workroom table, made in
1860 from the cypress trees in this 'English' Cemetery. I
printed out in Kelt font the names of the bride and groom's
ancestors and we penciled these through the cloth. Then gave
the pieces to the Rom in Florence to embroider with gold
thread, paying them for their work. These Rom are Muslim from
Kosovo. So my friend asked the bride if this was all right.
Her reply, 'I guess this is world peace'! Then three ancestral
wedding dresses were added to the whole, knitting earth and
sky, death and life, woman and man, Jew, Christian, Muslim,
past and future, together as one 'Peace'. Shalom.
See also http://www.umilta.net/sabbath.html
Kenneth Rexroth on 'The
Hasidism of Martin Buber': http://www.bopsecrets.org/rexroth/buber.htm
Sacred: Discover What We
Share on http://monatessa.blogspot.com
Julian and Judaism http://www.umilta.net/judaism.html
Pope Benedict's Encyclical,
Deus Caritas Est, on
the Vatican Website:
We are affiliated with Linda
and Michael Falter who make
exquisite Hebrew manuscript facsimiles. One of them is the
Kennicott Bible with the Rabbi David Kimhi commentary.
Adam Easton owned a Kimhi manuscript.
AGRUSTIC SOMNACUNI || ROMANY || CRADLE || LET US PRAISE THE ROM || CHUPPA || MEDIATHECA 'FIORETTA MAZZEI' || 'ENGLISH' CEMETERY || AUREO ANELLO || KarenGraffeo/ Daniel-Claudiu Dumitrescu/ Julia Bolton Holloway © 2012