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Separate But Wet

Haredi guy floating in the men only beach of the Dead Sea. This so reminded me of the story of the man who can't fall...

Jacques Rogge: Impartial to a Fault

This picture of IOC president Jacques Rogge—who refused to permit the minute of silence in commemoration of the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by Palestinian...

Age Appropriate

This young person stood with his banner at a rally on Monday against bombing of Iran, held in front of the Defense Ministry in...

Balabasta Nutty Summer Festival

Just in time for its 100th birthday, the ever-evolving Machane Yehuda market has transformed itself once again, this time into one of Jerusalem's hottest...

Only 5,000 Showed Up, One Caped

A mass rally that was supposed to combine Social justice activists with the 'Suckers Camp' proved once again that there's such a thing as...

Using Donkeys to Kill Sacred Cows?

Some 5,000 people marched in Jerusalem's "Gay Pride" parade on Thursday, upsetting many residents and contributing very little to the spirit of tolerance. While...

Windmill Gets a Facelift (Armlift?)

Montefiore's flour windmill is a landmark in Jerusalem, built in 1857 in the Mishkenot Sha'ananim neighborhood, then in Ottoman-ruled Palestine. Today the windmill serves as...

Exposed

A drought in Israel in 1985 caused the water level in the Sea of Galilee to fall lower than usual. On January 24, 1986,...

Photo-Essay: 15,000 Chareidim at the Ammunition Hill Siyum HaShas

Photos:15,000 Ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem on Tuesday night to celebrate the completion of this 7.5 year cycle of learning the Talmud.

Photo-Essay: 20,000 Celebrate at Jerusalem’’s Teddy Stadium for the Shas Siyum HaShas

20,000 people participated Tuesday night in Shas's Siyum HaShas (completion of the Talmud). Here are some photos.

Open Skies

I spent nearly half an hour in search of an image that would best illustrate the concept of an open sky policy, in a...

While It’s Still Guilt Free

Two kids outside an ice cream parlor in central Jerusalem. They get to enjoy it to the fullest, blissfully ignorant of the judgmental gazes...

Photo-Essay: Mr. Romney Goes to Jerusalem

Mitt Romney visited Israel, and on Sunday met with Israeli leaders. Here are the photos.

Circling Jerusalem’s Wall

On Saturday night, a large group of Jews participated in a walk around the walls of the old city of Jerusalem, as they have...

Zionist Olympic Gold Moment

Windsurfer Gal Fridman from kibbutz Sdot Yam has won a bronze medal in the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics, and a gold medal in the...

Nobody Touch my Ice Cream

In our ongoing series on how various residents of Israel are dealing with the heat, meet this chimp from the Ramat Gan Safari, who...

Just Keep Doing What You’re Doing

An elephant at Ramat-Gan's Safari park is receiving the heat prevention treatment from a park employee. In fact, the list of measures taken by...

A Cold Dip in Mei Neftoach

These three Haredi boys have the right idea about temperature management. Just jump in the water and stay there until it's safe to come...

The Tribe of Shimon

Israel's President Shimon Peres donned tribal gear for his meeting with Osei Tutu II, king of the Ashanti Empire, West Africa, at the President's...

Cooling Down Bessy

Dairy cows are showered to be cooled down at a barn in Kibbutz Galgal, in the Jordan Valley, where temperatures reached 115 degrees last...

Bon Appétit

New immigrants who settled down in the Negev presenting their first yield at an agricultural exhibition, circa 1951. I think what the man is holding...

Self Defense

Jewish Settlers practicing the self-defense martial arts sport Krav Maga at the Jewish outpost of Ramat Migron. A summer camp for young women was held...

From Georgia to Tel Aviv

A group of immigrants from Soviet Georgia in Lod airport, circa 1972. In 1907, my own family, on my mother's side, arrived from Gruzia (I...

I’ve Got Tzfat on my Mind

Our neighbor at the center of the row of visual treats on the front page of the Jewish Press, Salome Worch, lives and draws...

Your Tax Dollars in Action

Left to right, at the Aloha Jewish Chapel, Naval Station Pearl Harbor, are Susan Hodge, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Timothy Koester, Chaplain, Capt. Donald Hodge,...

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