The Jerusalem Chimes
When walking up David Shuv Street into Rosh Pina’s Historic Town, it is impossible to miss the behemoth wind chime perched in a colossal eucalyptus tree. This marks the entrance of the store, workshop and artist-in-residence quarters of the Jerusalem Chimes. This studio was the first in Rosh Pina and is still the only of its kind in Israel. The shop specializes in wind chimes, but it also has a variety of other wooden wind dancers, including ornamental stars of David, wooden ducks, messengers of universal love and peace in the form of candle holders and a pendulum crafted to create sand-etchings. In his neighboring studio, artist and owner Ofer Rubin is hard at work hand-making each item. “Each wind chime is tuned to a scale,” he explains. He crafts his wind chimes to serve various functions. The one on the G scale helps a restless sleeper; while the G sharp soothes a troubled mind. Rubin offers internships to fellow woodworkers.