Day 1

Fortress of flames

December 31st, 2011

It protects the yahrzeit candles from the wind.


  1. Nancy from Spring, TX says:

    So glad you are walking again. You teach us every step you take “yahrzeit candles.”

  2. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    An education indeed. RIP.

  3. Karin says:

    Here in Prague, there are so many Jewish graves..and they all have stones left on them. Nice custom. I have a friend on Paros who died and was buried up in the mountains. Everytime we visited his grave, we brought up a rock from the beach he use to love and put it in a pile. He has quite a stack now. Maybe not the same thing, but a nice thought so others know he was visited. I like that the candles are protected.

  4. Tna says:

    In Hawaii we take favorite food and drink like a can of Coke and a bag of Cheetos.

  5. Craig (From NC!) says:

    Again!??? WOW… I am so excited.
    I am wondering what you got from your last “tour” that
    inspired this walk? I kept meaning to read ” What it meant to me….”
    and I saw your updates and other emails.
    But I am here again, with moral support and best wishes
    and excitement of seeing places I’ve never been or will never
    get a chance to. My friend…. be VERY careful where you pull out
    that Camera there. Made that mistake a few times in Chicago
    is cost me a camera, a beating, a few cussings along the way.
    (Not all at the same time).

  6. Craig (From NC!) says:

    PS. Found it! Thoughts on the Red Line: The Extended Edition!

  7. Wow, that is a serious candle protector. Here’s to Mendel!

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