THE PASSOVER PILGRIMAGE TO JERUSALEM

 

Photo Copyright: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

We’re here with Rochelle this week sitting near an ancient wall in Jerusalem. We’re here to discuss our original stories for the week. As mentioned, our hostess for the gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us this week and every week is to write a story with no more than 100 words, not counting the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Rochelle herself. Thanks, Rochelle.

To read the other stories by group members, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link for this week’s stories is as follows:

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/30-june-2017/

Genre: Historic Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

THE PASSOVER PILGRIMAGE TO JERUSALEM by P.S. Joshi

It was Passover and the family of Samuel Ben Chaim was on its way to Jerusalem. As they trudged along they met friends from previous trips to the Temple.

Even the grandmother, Miriam had come with them. She rode astride the family donkey. In camp at night, she told of pilgrimages from her youth. She was a wealth of information.

Finally, there was the Temple in the distance. They felt stronger as they drew close.

Then began the ‘Song of Ascents of David’.

“I was glad when they said to me,

       Let us go to the house of the Lord!”*

 

*Psalm 122, “Song of Praise and Prayer for Jerusalem”, Holy Bible, The New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition For India, page 657.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

55 thoughts on “THE PASSOVER PILGRIMAGE TO JERUSALEM

    • Thanks for the great comments, Kent. I appreciate them. I’m so glad you enjoyed the story. You can’t beat the Torah and other books of the ancient Jews for good traditional stories both written down and passed down by word through the centuries, what the Christians call the Old Testament. I wrote my story using a small part from that tradition for a background . 🙂 — Suzanne

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  1. Nicely crafted piece. I loved that the grandmother was appreciated as a wealth of knowledge and that you ended with the Psalm of Ascent.

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    • Thanks, Nan for the lovely comments. We gave up the donkey when we moved to India. I wouldn’t enjoy driving here. I’m glad you enjoy my little stories and look forward to them. I enjoy your stories also. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  2. I REALLY REALLY enjoyed that tale. In my mind I began singing an old Amy Grant song with those words. What a wonderful way to start off this cloudy, humid, murky day! 🙂

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    • Thanks, Russell. I can always feel the peace when I enter a church. Being an elder now myself, although not a church elder, I usually don’t give information unless asked or there’s some indication it’s badly needed. Youngsters often think they know best and have to find out the hard way that they don’t always. I’m glad you liked the story. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  3. Beautifully told. I’m neither a Christian, nor Jewish but I’ve read the Bible and truly enjoy a cheerful rendition of ‘Hava nagila’. I enjoyed reading your tale. Thanks and Cheers, Varad (I apologize in advance, if I have inadvertently offended anyone)

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