Shalom from Jerusalem!
Posted by Beged Ivri on August 31, 2007, 12:33 pm
In 1983 my soul brother Bari introduced me to Sinai Tapestry and shortly thereafter to Jerusalem Poker. I was 23, recently divorced, having married at 20, bore three kids, buried two, returned my ex to her mother, with a black-coat black-hat background, living in Jerusalem. By the time I had finished the two books my epiphany was complete. I recognised the Jerusalem characters, I even have a picture of myself with Haj Harun, the 3000 year old Defender of Jerusalem, who always lost. No kidding. For REAL. A few weeks ago Bari emailed me that he had found this website. Imagine my surprise. There are two more volumes to the quartet! I can't wait to read them! Now for my 2 cents. I read many of the postings on this website and frankly, none of you get it. Perhaps its because none of you were in Jerusalem when you read ST or JP, or if you were, you weren't smoking hash. And brother Angevin Arbalest, though you have a most EW name, you are the furthest from getting it! What EW did for me was take me from the ghettoes of Exile and transformed me into a post-modern Biblical character who has changed the future of Jerusalem. In 2003 I re-read Sinai Tapestry, wanting to experience it a 2nd time 20 years later. Amazingly I was deeply disappointed. I had transcended the experience to such an extant that EW would be proud to know that he had so succeeded in creating change that the initial work he penned had taken on a life of its own, and had surpassed his imagination. Biblical garments and Biblical weddings, Holy Half Shekels and Ketoret, Techelet and more. The Holy Temple in Jerusalem...