The promised land: right here

Photograph of Moses in Yosemite by Richard Mayer

Among the work now under way at the Sherith Israel temple at California and Webster is the restoration of the stained glass windows. In the grand western window, “Moses Presenting the Ten Commandments to the Children of Israel,” Moses is depicted on the granite rocks at the gateway to Yosemite, with Half Dome and El Capitan in the distance, rather than in Sinai. For this modern Moses, California is the Promised Land.

UPDATE: The windows are removed