Photo Credit: Mendy Hechtman/FLASH90
How Can You Tell?

The caption under this picture, from our image provider, Flash90, reads: Ultra Orthodox Jews practice Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music, on the streets of Jaffa-Tel Aviv. December 02, 2013.

Mendy Hechtman/FLASH90
Mendy Hechtman/FLASH90

I can see they’re dancing, I can see they’re acrobats – but what part of these images shows me they’re Ultra Orthodox Jews?

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I was thinking, to qualify as Ultra Orthodox Jews doing acrobatics, it should look more like this:

religious acrobats

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Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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