Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Temple B'nai Darom and a lesson from yesterday
[Note: First of all, a comment about yesterday's post with the beer truck driving up to the first tee. It didn't happen. The photo is a composite (which was fairly well done I think). The people on the tee was one photo but the beer truck was another photo and in that photo it was driving down the highway. I was able to blend them into one picture.
A picture might be worth a thousand words, as the old saw goes, but sometimes it's just plain phony. Furthermore, we often see what our brain wants to see even if what we are seeing makes no sense. That's why "eyewitness" testimony in a court room is often worthless.
And the final lesson is that I'm kinda sneaky and if I can pull off a prank, I'm likely to do it!]
B'nai Darom (which means "Sons of the South") is a Jewish temple located on the east side of Ocala. It is a small congregation and while they follow the Reform liturgy, the temple is unaffiliated. Back in 2009, we published a post on this temple and are doing so again because it was recently in the news following several acts of vandalism.
The temple also owns one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the state and that was also vandalized. One wonders when or if this kind of anti-Semitic behavior will ever stop.
Our previous post which has additional information, is here.