Leo Baeck students create mural under bridge

Cedarvale John Routh walk 101

In place of the previous graphiti, the students of Leo Baeck school have created the above mural on the bridge support of the Glen Cedar footbridge. The text reads, “The world is a narrow bridge; but most important is not to be afraid”. It is a translation of a quotation from Rabbi Chaim Nachman (1772-1810) of Bratslav or Breslov, in the Ukraine. According to Wikipedia, he “breathed new life into the Hasidic movement by combining the esoteric secrets of Judaism (the Kabbala) with in-depth Torah scholarship”.

Some additional graphiti have unfortunately been added above the mural, but so far the mural itself has survived. What’s next? Perhaps some murals under the Bathurst St bridge? The city would first have to create a nice matte finish, as they did at Glen Cedar; then the artists’ imagination would be free to roam.

(Correction to previous posting: there are two new benches at Heath St, making three in total).

John Cummings

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