Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.
Posted on: February 27th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
This is the president’s plane Air Force One waiting to pick him up from Joint Base Andrews, Md, after a nice trip to Newport News, Va., Feb. 26, 2013. The president has gotten off his chopper and is now walking on the wet tarmac towards his plane. We’ve all glimpsed the insides of Air Force […]
Posted on: February 26th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
This image, circa 1940, from the Steinfeldt Photography Collection of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest, is “Children in a Purim play at Temple Emmanuel in Duluth.” The text below the image describes Purim thusly: “Purim is a religious holiday that celebrates the defeat of Haman, the Persian minister who plotted the annihilation […]
Posted on: February 25th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
This is a picture of children at a Purim celebration in Wieliczka Ghetto, 1942 (source: Remember Jewish Klasno, Lednica, and Wieliczka – Genealogy Group). What did it feel like, to be reading about the failed plot to annihilate all the Jews, while outside a new, bigger and more ominous plot was raging? I can’t begin […]
Posted on: February 24th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
As they have done for the past 21 years, on Saturday night some 50 Jewish men, women and children held evening prayer and read the Megillah at the Yad Yair outpost in the Talmonim bloc. Yad Yair was established in 1991, in memory of Dolev resident Yair Mendelson who was murdered there by Arab terrorists […]
Posted on: February 22nd, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
The Flying Hareidim
Posted on: February 22nd, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
I get the kid on the left – he’s a king, he wears a crown. The kid in the middle is an Indian chief, hence the feathers. But what’s the kid on the left wearing on his head? I can tell from the Urim V’tumim board on his chest that he’s the High Priest. But […]
Posted on: February 21st, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
The Kineret is filling up beautifully from all the rain Israel has had over the winter. Apparently the fishing is good too. Can you identify what kind of fish, this fisherman has caught?
Posted on: February 20th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
Hareidi boys dress up in a costumes as part of the Purim Holiday tradition, at the “Talmud Torah Ohalei Menachem” school in the town of Beitar Illit in Gusg Etzion.
Posted on: February 19th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
The International Ice Festival is opening up soon in Jerusalem. Among the displays are incredible sculptures by very talented Chinese artists.
Posted on: February 18th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
The info line at the Israeli Flash90 image service where I obtained this picture reads: “A child stands near a wall decorated with masks at her school which is preparing for the holiday of Purim.” I got the sneaking suspicion from the line above that it is the wall which is preparing for the holiday […]
Posted on: February 17th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
February 15, 2013 - The granddaughter of the head Rabbi of the Hasidic dynasty of Pinsk-Karlin stands in the men’s section and dances the Mitzva Tantz (dance) during her wedding at a hall located in Beit Shemesh.
Posted on: February 15th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
I’m not crazy about President Obama’s policy decisions, in fact, on a few of them I’m totally livid. I didn’t like it when he saved the banks instead of saving the American people and the American economy (saving banks didn’t do that). And I didn’t like it, I still don’t, when he sings the praises […]
Posted on: February 14th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
They came down to an intersection just off Route 1, the main highway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, burned tires and demonstrated against the demolition of six homes in Ma’ale Rehavam. Ma’ale Rehav’am is an Israeli settlement south of Bethlehem and northeast of Hebron. It was founded in 2001, after the assassination of Minister Rehavam […]
Posted on: February 13th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
My daughter Yarden has been very productive with her drawing tablet. I’m very proud.
Posted on: February 12th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
The problem with the rain in areas that are dry most of the year, is that the water usually comes down all at once, creating flashfloods, and the soil hardens during the long dry period, preventing the rushing water from sinking in. The end result is that after a few days of hard rain, very […]
Posted on: February 11th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Yaakov Bindell, right, an Orthodox rabbi and chaplain with the 379th Expeditionary Air Wing, leads the service for deployed servicepersons, in Southwest Asia. Bindell is deployed from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey – and he wears the coolest talis ever. And this is his Facebook page. Go say hi.
Posted on: February 8th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
This is Yafo Street in downtown Jerusalem, on a winter Shabbat morning. The street is nearly empty. No light-rail cars are riding the bare tracks. A kind of white light rules the world, and the world is washed and sparkling. Jerusalem is the kind of Israeli city where secular Jews (whatever that term means) sleep […]
Posted on: February 7th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
This is so cool (our friend Yishai Fleischer would probably say): LCDR John Rosenblatt conducts Jewish Sabbath services in the chapel aboard the aircraft carrier USS Independence (CV-62), July 28, 1979. LCDR is abbr. for lieutenant commander. The fifth USS Independence (CV/CVA-62) is a Forrestal-class aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. It was the fourth and […]
Posted on: February 6th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
Israeli’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seen at the opening session of the 19th Israeli parliament, held at the Chagall State Hall on February 05, 2013. The Chagall State Hall was designed and decorated by Jewish artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985). Chagall designed for the hall 12 floor mosaics, one wall mosaic and three Gobelin tapestries. The […]
Posted on: February 5th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
750 housing units were built for Arab families who lost their home during Israeli military operations in 2004 and 2005. The units were built as part of a $20 million re-housing Saudi-funded project managed by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Arab refugees (UNRWA). The construction cost of $27 thousand per housing unit […]
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