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... is experienced through the senses, a communing with the divine. I stood in awe. Color everywhere -- almost blinding the eyes. Massive royal red rugs blanketed the floors with the double-headed eagle emblem too big to fit within the lens of my cell-phone camera. Billowing clouds of lilac incense infiltrated the nostrils while byzantine chanting (12 chanters on the right & 12 on the left) melodiously breached the ears.
The second Sunday of ...
... t speak English with relative skill. Someone just
learning would say, “How are you?” or “How are you doing?”
Our guides took it upon themselves to order our food for us
and I was happy to let them. So far they had not steered me wrong, and with my
new refined palette, new foods give me no trouble. As each new plate made its
way to our table, my own personal plate became more and more full. I couldn’t
get enough of ...
... There was even on Ashkenazic synagogue of German Jews. They all came to Salonika because of the freedom the Ottoman rulers accorded many minorities, particularly Jews, and because of the economic vitality of the city.
Along with their various musical, culinary, and liturgical traditions the Spanish Jews brought a deep interest in mysticism to Salonika, which became a noted center of Kabbalah. Salonika had a bit of a reputation as a promised land for ...
The Thessalonians Macedonia (today’s Northern Greece) was the birthplace of Philip II and his son Alexander the Great. It was here that Aristotle, the great philosopher, was Alexander’s boyhood teacher. Thessalonica was a leading Greek - Roman city, 100 miles from Philippi. It was a centre of worship for numerous Roman gods. ‘Mystery cults’ attracted people who liked the extreme emotions and excitement which characterized ...
... distinguish who my classmates were.
I know I'm kind of all over the place on this one, but my organization has been off since I haven't been required to be organized. But when I was first walking around the neighborhood, I was surprised at how many costume shops there were even within a few blocks from my apartment building. It didn't make much sense at first, but after seeing the mass amounts of people all dressed up, I realized just how seriously ...