Chamaniot, or sunflowers, are a ubiquitous bloom in Israelâ€™s sundrenched gardens. Their seeds, garinim, are roasted and enjoyed as an almost obsessive national snack.
The first Jerusalem neighborhood to be built outside of the Old City walls, Yemin Moshe, named for its founder, Sir Moses Montefoire, is famous for its wind mill which provided its first residents with a source of income.
The liberation of the temple mount by Israeli paratroopers in 1967 ushered in the modern era of a reunified Jerusalem. The cherubs express the love that G-d and Israel share. They are seen atracting the attention of the paratroopers as they contemplate the return of the G-d of Israel and his people to the holy city.
This panoramic scene depicting the Kotel plaza highlights the many different types of people who come to visit and pray at the Kotel, from chasidim, to modern, men and women, young and old. The six stars represent the six million who are memorialized at the Kotel plaza.