For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the L-rd, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jer.29:11)
This was the first scripture to be added to the photographs now titled 'The Nisanit Series.' We purchased our home in June of 2000, just prior to the start of the Intifada, and moved there in November of 2000. Shortly before the Disengagement Plan was first announced in December, 2003, I began to photograph the flowers in our garden. We never imagined that within months we would be faced with having to leave our home.
The first half of this Presentation will walk you through the transformation of our home from a house surrounded by sand to a small oasis. Here you will see before and after photos of every angle of the garden. Then we pass the turning point to where you will watch the garden being uprooted, leading to the final destruction of our home less than two weeks later.
Approximately 1/3 of the uprooted garden remains in pots and buckets, waiting along with us for where G-d will have us once again place our roots.
This Presentation is but a small representation, through the lives of one family, of the story of each and every one of the more than 8,000 people who left their homes in August of 2005. Look beyond the politics and national interest, the opinions and views, and be one with us for the next six minutes.
I thank you for your interest in this Slideshow Presentation. Sit back, turn on your sound, and walk with us through all that remains and is not to be forgotten of the Sands of Nisanit.
Moshe & Tina Nagar, March 2008