Sunday, May 9, 2010

Postcards from New Zealand: Day Fifty-Six

This morning, we took our reading to the Alleluia café in town; usually we walk there from Graham’s house, but today, since we were coming from home, we took the car and parked it around a big corner. We walked through a small park to get there, encountering a marble sculpture of a grave man dressed in robes and sandals, carrying a tablet, with. . . horns emerging from his curls. A plate notified us that this was Moses. Hmm. What is the degree of political correctness of horned Jews these days?

1 comment:

The Jonester said...

"Horned" Moses are due to a misinterpretation of some Hebrew(?) word in the Bible -- they're supposed to be rays of light. IIRC, Michelangelo also depicted Moses with "horns". (See here: