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God Wore a Mask
 

Posted on: February 18th, 2013

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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 […]

Mitzvah Tantz
 

Posted on: February 17th, 2013

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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.

The Cool President
 

Posted on: February 15th, 2013

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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 […]

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Yarmulke Grab
 

Posted on: February 14th, 2013

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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 […]

SpartaPuss
 

Posted on: February 13th, 2013

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My daughter Yarden has been very productive with her drawing tablet. I’m very proud.

Smart Trees
 

Posted on: February 12th, 2013

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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 […]

Camouflage Talis
 

Posted on: February 11th, 2013

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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.

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Posted on: February 8th, 2013

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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 […]

Shabbat Circa. 1979
 

Posted on: February 7th, 2013

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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 […]

Bibi and Chagall
 

Posted on: February 6th, 2013

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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 […]

Arabs for Arabs
 

Posted on: February 5th, 2013

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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 […]

12 Years in the Making
 

Posted on: February 4th, 2013

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Here’s MK Moshe Feiglin of the Likud-Beiteinu faction, sittin’ pretty in the Knesset plenum hall during a new-member introduction day. Feiglin has popularized the concept of religious Jews taking over the Likud leadership. He noted that in every Likud assembly, the benches are full of knitted yarmulkes and head scarves (seated separately, of course!), but […]

Storm Jews
 

Posted on: February 3rd, 2013

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Haredi men visiting Rosh Hanikra near the border crossing between Israel and southern Lebanon in northern Israel, February 02, 2013. Delicious. Like looking at Fellini’s 8 1/2 with Jews.

Streetcar to Shul
 

Posted on: February 1st, 2013

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This picture is titled: “Rabbi Kleinman with students from the Temple of Aaron Religious School.” It was shot in 1918, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Almost 100 years separate me from the small children in this picture. I don’t know their names, I don’t even know their ages – I’m guessing 7 or 8, but people […]

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Why We're Keeping the Golan
 

Posted on: January 31st, 2013

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Just look at it – snow, not the kind you get in Israel’s cities, which is basically a little bit of frost the evaporates in a couple of hours. This is New Jersey suburban type snow, that stays in your driveway until you get someone to shovel it off. Whenever any of us expats gets […]

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The Lebedoff Triplets
 

Posted on: January 30th, 2013

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Martin and Mary Lebedoff lived on the North Side of Minneapolis. Their triplets, Jonathan, Judy, and David, were born in April of 1938. The picture above was shot in 1943, give or take a year. All three Lebedoffs enrolled at the University of Minnesota in 1956. David went to law school at Harvard; Jonathan went to […]

Babysitter in Chief
 

Posted on: January 29th, 2013

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See President Barack Obama running along the Colonnade of the White House with Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough’s children, Jan. 25, 2013. The President announced McDonough will become Chief of Staff, replacing Jack Lew—an Orthodox Jew—who is Obama’s nominee for Treasury Secretary. Say what you will about our second-term president, but he’s good with […]

Jewish Tennis, 1955
 

Posted on: January 28th, 2013

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This is Felix Phillips, Captain of the University of Minnesota Men’s Tennis Team. The year was 1955. Now you know everything I do. Let me know if you know any more.

Shawn, Amit, Agam and Alicia
 

Posted on: January 25th, 2013

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Our photo agency, Flash90, presented this morning a few obligatory Tu B’Shvat images, to be used by harassed editors looking for a quick filler with their eyes still half closed and their lips touching the day’s first cup of coffee out of many. Each image is always accompanied by a suggested caption, providing as much […]

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Good Looking Executive
 

Posted on: January 24th, 2013

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wave to the crowd as they walk in the inaugural parade along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. Say what you will, the Obamas look really good in official pictures. To select this image I went over several dozen free images available from the White […]

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