February 9th, 2014

(relatively) recent

Dawenen in Berlin

Grr, I missed being able to say kaddish with a minyan for the first time on Friday because the 8:30 minyan listed here didn't happen. This was after aviva_m managed to organise a late-evening minyan for me when I arrived on Thursday evening, which is quite impressive given the small size of her community.

Today I returned to Kahal Adass Jisroel and davened Shacharis using my grandfather's tefillin (being smaller than mine, they're more transportable when I'm flying with cabin luggage only). I don't know how old they are, but if they were given to him on his barmitzvah, that'd make them ninety-six years old!

Here's something I passed on my bike ride there:

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(Photo from here. It was lit all golden by the early morning sun when I passed it, but I didn't have a camera on me.)

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