towers;

  • Natasha: I had to sing Barry Manilow.
  • Bucky: You're kidding.
  • Natasha: In front of people.
  • Bucky: And here I am talking about my petty little problems.
  • Natasha: Just wanted to give you a little perspective.
  • Bucky: "Copacabana"?
  • Natasha: "Mandy." I don't want to dwell on it.
  • Bucky: The road to redemption is a rocky path.
  • Natasha: That it is.
  • Bucky: You think we might make it?
  • Natasha: We might.
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Oh come on 2016! Que!?

RIP Andrew Sachs.

Shot tower museum, Melbourne

This tower was once used to manufacture shot by dropping molten lead from the top into a trough of water at the bottom. It has been incorporated into a shopping mall, under a great central glass cone. You can go inside and look at the mechanism and the scary-looking staircase.

Eruv at the Tower of David in Jerusalem, Israel; 2014. x

Eruv, meaning ‘mixing’ in Hebrew, refers to symbolic acts that allow Jewish people to do tasks they otherwise wouldn’t be able to on Shabbat.  An Eruz is probably most recognize as an Eruv Chatzayrot, which is a thin wire (such as the one pictured above) that allows Jewish people to carry items in public when they would not be able to otherwise.  To read more about the Eruv, click here.

Shabbat Shalom from all of us at the Jewish Virtual Library!