Birds necklace designed by the israeli artist Shraga Landesman.
The design and the story of this necklace featured diffrent kinds of birds and the bible quote in a
circle padent that hang on body by a silver chain;
‘;Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times’; and the turtle and the crane and the
swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.
(Jeremiah 8, v7, King James Translation)
Each year in mid-February, the Common Swifts arrive in our area to nest. One of the nesting sites
the swifts have chosen is the Western Wall. Swifts don’t nest in trees; they nest in cracks and
crevices in buildings and walls. I find it moving to know that the migration pattern of these birds
was observed thousands of years ago, and that when Jeremiah used this metaphor as he tried to
return the People of Israel to their path, he might even have been looking at the Western Wall.