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Aliyah 1968

Aliyah is a hebrew word, it means ‘to go up’ and it is mostly used for the immigration of jews to Israel.
Now, what has this got to do with us here in Catalunya?
Well, there is this guy, a Catalan by the name of Salvador Dali, who painted a series of 25 pieces on the subject of the aliyah, for the 20eth anniversary of the founding (or rebirth) of the State of Israel. Here are a few of them, to be admired at the Teatro Museo Dali in Figueres, 130 km north of Barcelona.

This post is dedicated to our Friend Dina, who made her personal aliyah in 1968.

4 responses

  1. Hmm is anyone else having problems with the images on this blog loading?
    I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my
    end or if it’s the blog. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


    May 24, 2015 at 9:11 am

  2. Superb post, Rob!
    Tips of the hat to you, Dali and Dina!


    December 6, 2013 at 11:11 am

  3. Thank you for discovering and sharing these, dear Rob. They are such strong and moving images!


    December 6, 2013 at 8:02 am

  4. I was unfamiliar with the word. When we were in Ethiopia last month, we visited the last synagogue in the country, left behind by the last Jews before they left for Israel. The little village preserves it, as it is a source of visitors and, thus, an opportunity to sell handicrafts to the visitors.


    December 6, 2013 at 2:52 am