Monday, October 09, 2006

Eliyahu's Secret

From the man who brought us coverage of the war in Israel during the summer, comes a provacatice new tale of romance and excitement, when a little boy named Eliyahu finds out about Jerusalem's best kept secret. Here's the teaser:

Eliyahu's Secret

There wasn't a single kid in Jerusaelm's Mea-Shearim neighborhood who didn't know the legend.

It was a rite of passage.

At the age of 9 or 10, you found out. Late at night, in the darkness of your room, your older brother or sister used their most adult, most serious-sounding voice possible, to pass on the story of the underground secret…that lay deep beneath the Jerusalem shtetl of Mea Shearim.

Mea-Shearim's location wasn't a coincidence -- the students of the Vilna Gaon who founded the neighborhood in 1897 understood the significance of where they were building. They too knew the story which reverberated throughout the walls of the old city of Jerusalem. Even though the legend was almost common knowledge among the tightly-knit Jewish community -- it was kept to themselves and they never discussed with outsiders. Even the old-time Christians and Arabs living in the old city, who thought they knew what their Jewish neighbors discussed deep in the dark of night...had no clue.
Enough over here, if you want to read the story, click here: Eliyahu's Secret.


Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Thanks for the link - I assume you meant "romance" -- as in the romantic feeling for Eretz Yisrael, and not Eliyahu's fleeting, shy look at Elka the fair haired girl...

Moadim LiSimcha!

Reb Chaim HaQoton said...

Actually, I thought of both these meanings and purposely left the term's meaning ambiguous. Plus, it gets people more interested. ;)

Gut Moyed.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

There's no Y in Moed! :)

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