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Contrasts
 

Contrasts

Posted on: June 3rd, 2013

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The rainbow flags decorated the beach of Tel Aviv June 02, 2013, in anticipation of the upcoming “gay pride” parade. I never understood the concept of gay pride. I was never proud of any of my own afflictions. I’ve battled them all my life, to the point where the battle itself is part of who […]

The Current and Next President?
 

The Current and Next Presidents?

Posted on: June 2nd, 2013

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Here’s President Barack Obama congratulates / arm-wrestles New Jersey Governor Chris Christie while playing the “TouchDown Fever” arcade game along the Point Pleasant boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., May 28, 2013. And I’m thinking – this could be one of those historic pictures of the now and next president being so totally chummy with […]

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Another Year, Another Slutwalk
 

Another Year, Another Slutwalk

Posted on: June 2nd, 2013

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Has it been a year already since the last time exceptionally endowed, young Israeli women walked the streets of Jerusalem, protesting the undue attention men were giving exceptionally endowed women walking the streets of Jerusalem? The protesters, which walked in Jerusalem a couple of months after the Tel Aviv march, are sick and tired of […]

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Road Map to a Culture of Peace in the Middle East
 

Road Map to a Culture of Peace in the Middle East

Posted on: May 31st, 2013

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On May 9, 2013, an international conference in Istanbul, Turkey, convened to discuss a Road Map to a Culture Of Peace in the Middle East. The conference Promoted the culture of peace and global ethics for conflict mediation through cultural diplomacy. The May 9th conference in Istanbul brought together parliamentary, academic and religious leaders who […]

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Text Protesting
 

Text Protesting

Posted on: May 30th, 2013

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Shimshon Blass, an Israeli elderly citizens, hung a sign on his neck on Wednesday, during a protest outside a government building in Tel Aviv, against the upcoming, feared budget cuts. If you try hard you can read some of the sign: he wrote down his military service number, listed his 32 years of service in […]

The IDF Is Prettier
 

The IDF Is Prettier

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

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Here’s an image of an Israeli female soldier filling up drinking water from a cistern into bags, as part of the Home Front Command drill at a high school in Jerusalem, May 28. Would I be out of line to say that Israel has the prettiest soldiers and that’s why we’ll win in the end? […]

How Can You Tell?
 

How Can You Tell?

Posted on: May 28th, 2013

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The official May, 2013 White House caption under this picture reads: President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin in the Oval Office, May 20, 2013. The President spoke with Gov. Fallin to express his concern for those who have been affected by the severe weather beginning last night and continuing […]

Shimon in Stasis
 

Shimon in Stasis

Posted on: May 27th, 2013

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Yesterday, Israeli President Shimon Peres decided to represent Israel’s government in discussions of the peace process with the Palestinians. He did that ahead of a gathering of Middle East leaders in a World Economic Forum meeting on the shores of the Dead Sea on the Jordanian side. In the picture above, President Peres is being […]

Safety without Numbers
 

Safety without Numbers

Posted on: May 26th, 2013

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A Jewish young man waving an Israeli flag as part of a Judea-wide protest on an intersection of Route 60, near the Arab village of Al-Khader (Beitar Junction) , May 24, 2013. The organizers had possibly envisioned thousands of fellow Jewish residents showing up to protest the stone and firebomb throwing by local Arabs. But […]

First Times
 

First Times

Posted on: May 26th, 2013

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On Friday I described the reactions I’ve witnessed of babies tasting ice cream for the first time. Their eyes light up and it’s as if they are reassessing all the possibilities presented by the planet where they’ve just landed. For comparison, here’s a Russian girl tasting her first falafel. Do you see the light in […]

Hide your Children
 

Hide your Children

Posted on: May 24th, 2013

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This Toldos Aharon Chassid is carrying his 3-year-old son in the streets of Meah Shearim, Jerusalem. The boy is about to start attending Cheder, and so he is brought to the Rebbe for a blessing. But to keep the little one from being exposed to forbidden sights, he is wrapped, head to toe, in a […]

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Saudi Women Win Driving Rights
 

Saudi Women Win Driving Rights

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013

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We interrupt this thoughtful column to share with you the above image, which I just received by email from my wife (and which you, I’m sure, have first seen back in 2006, because the media are always behind with these things). “For the first time, women are now being allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia.” […]

Lots'a Chasidim
 

Lots’a Chasidim

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013

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Some 25,000 Belz chassidim packed the wedding ceremony of Rabbi Shalom Rokeach, Grandson of the Belzer Rebbe, and Chana Batya Pener, May 22, 2013, in Jerusalem. Pretty amazing images. It says something about these people’s comfort with one another in close quarters. I find it very difficult to be standing or sitting so close to […]

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Inner Peace with High Power Rifle
 

Inner Peace with High Power Rifle

Posted on: May 22nd, 2013

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I often think that a sharpshooter must be the calmest and most focused person. The Reconnaissance Platoon of the 601st Brigade is a small unit in the Combat Engineering Corps. Earlier this year, they held an exercise in a densely wooded area, where they practiced combat fighting, reconnaissance and evacuating injured soldiers. They also practiced […]

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David's Heir
 

David’s Heir

Posted on: May 21st, 2013

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This young Jewish man from the Jewish outpost of Mitzpe Yitzhar in Judea and Samaria, has been practicing swinging his slingshot, in the manner of the original Jewish sling shooter, the young David son of Jesse. I’ve always been bothered by images of young Arabs swinging their slingshots at IDF soldiers – it’s about time […]

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Reshit HaGez
 

Reshit HaGez

Posted on: May 20th, 2013

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Reishit HaGez is the giving to the Kohen the first cuttings of the fleece of sheep grown in the Land of Israel (based on Deut. 18:4: “You are to give them the first fruits of your grain, new wine and olive oil, and the first wool from the shearing of your sheep.”). Most Jews cannot […]

Sheikh Jarrah Mon Amour
 

Sheikh Jarrah Mon Amour

Posted on: May 19th, 2013

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The women in the picture above are Israeli leftists, protesting a whole bunch of stuff, including the fact that Jews are living in areas outside the 1949 armistice “green line,” and the fact that the mostly Arab Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah is considered part of Israel, rather than part of a Palestinian state that […]

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The Royal Family
 

The Royal Family

Posted on: May 17th, 2013

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are walking to Church with their daughters Sasha and Malia, Sunday, March 31, 2013. - Hello, Mr. President, how does the country? - The country does fine. Trust in your government. That’s the message of this image. It’s the best possible message of any picture of the […]

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A Tale of Two Crowds
 

A Tale of Two Crowds

Posted on: May 16th, 2013

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On Wednesday, the holiday of Shavuot, a crowd of thousands attended the early Shachrit service by the Kotel. At the same time, smaller crowds of Arabs clashed with police in their commemoration of the declaration of the state of Israel, May 15, 1948, 65 years ago, which the call the “Nakba” (Arabic for catastrophe). Let’s […]

Shavuot Kids from Central Casting
 

Shavuot Kids from Central Casting

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

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Kids from Kibbutz Gilad in northern Israel posing for a Shavuot a picture. If we went any cuter you’d start experiencing operating difficulties. Happy Shavuot, don’t stay up too late. If you do, may you have the best sleep-davening experience of a lifetime.

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