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Caption Me, Please
 

Posted on: May 1st, 2013

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This man was spotted walking in the middle of the street in Jerusalem on April 29, 2013, carrying an office chair on his back I was thinking: The “Office without Walls” בםמבקפא is finally here My other chair is a Tomassini Knesset MKs never give up their seats Go ahead, enter your suggestions in the […]

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Impossible Feat
 

Posted on: April 30th, 2013

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Imagine some unknown college team beating the Lakers in a game that counts. That’s how it felt last Sunday, when Hapoel Eilat, who has just gained entry into Israel’s top basketball league, defeated Maccabi Tel Aviv 89-82 in overtime. Since I was a child, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, Maccabi Tel Aviv was a team apart, […]

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Standup Politics
 

Posted on: April 29th, 2013

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This is the new U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, visiting troops at an undisclosed location in Southeast Asia, April 25, 2013. I’m looking at him, standing with the mike in his hand, loose, erudite, comfortable inside his skin, and I’m thinking—politicians didn’t used to look like this. I mean, put an exposed brick wall behind […]

Miron Joy
 

Posted on: April 28th, 2013

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A dad and his kid performing tricks in honor of Lag Baomer, on Mt. Meron. I have to say, the kid has an exceptional sense of balance. especially since it seems pretty obvious that Dad has had a few.

The Silbersteins' Picnic
 

Posted on: April 26th, 2013

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This is the Silberstein family picnicking at Turtle Lake, in the summer of 1918. I wonder how long they had to sit like that, with a frozen smile, on the family Model T. But then they got to run down the slope to the lake and splash in the cool water. I hope Mr. Silberstein […]

Lag Ba'omer Is for Everyone
 

Posted on: April 25th, 2013

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An Israeli father and his daughter are collecting wood in preparation for Lag Ba’omer, the 33rd day of the Omer count (that began the night after the Passover seder). In Israel, this holiday is observed religiously by everyone, or, at least, the bonfire part of it. This Saturday night, expect to see the sky across […]

The Face of Tomorrow
 

Posted on: April 24th, 2013

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This Haredi gentleman serves at an IAF base, and if you ask me, he is the living image of everything that’s right with this country. This, I believe, is why he’s beaming so amazingly, and why I become filled with a sense of hope for the possibility of a loving relationship between secular and religious […]

Find Waldo
 

Posted on: April 23rd, 2013

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Find the little girl hidden among the flowers in this field outside Kibutz Nir Yitzhak, near Sderot, in southern Israel. Tell her she’s too cute for words.

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Urban Surrealism
 

Posted on: April 22nd, 2013

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In Jerusalem, wherever you add something modern, you inevitably create conflict between it and the ancient environment. Sometimes it’s amusing, as in the case of this ad for sunglasses. Other times it can start a war, as in the case of ads with semi-clad models pasted on bus shelters in Haredi neighborhoods. The medium is […]

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Kibbutz Women
 

Posted on: April 21st, 2013

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Here are a bunch of kibbutz women filling up saltshakers, sometime between 1920 and 1940. The original caption for this image read: “Kibbutz women canning sardines.” But I don’ think these are sardines they’re pouring into those saltshakers, or the whole kibbutz would be up in arms. I spent a few minutes looking online for […]

Those Mount Sinai Gals
 

Posted on: April 19th, 2013

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Here’s a photograph of a sketch that was performed by the members of the Mount Sinai Auxiliary. They were volunteers who waited tables at the hospital coffee shop, and made gifts for the hospital gift shop. The year was 1951. I’ll bet you those women had a fantastic time together. I don’t know what other […]

Joystick War
 

Posted on: April 18th, 2013

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This is the pilot control joystick, positioned on the drone aircraft control panel inside the drone radar approach control van. The van is handling take-off, flight, and landing for the QF-100 Super Sabre drone aircraft. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot on board. Its […]

Haredi Youth, 1948
 

Posted on: April 17th, 2013

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This is a Haredi young man with his Mauser rifle (popularly known as the Czech rifle, after the country that produced it). The picture was taken on April 13, 1948, in Jerusalem by renowned photographer Yehuda Eisenstark. Nuff said.

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Independence Day, 1949
 

Posted on: April 16th, 2013

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Yom Haatzmaut is so rife with nostalgia for most Israelis, mostly because many of us can still remember the time before we had any. Independence, that is. Most other days of the year I’m immune to this stuff, but today I find myself staring at these heroic posters through moist eyes. Can you imagine, having […]

The Kiss
 

Posted on: April 15th, 2013

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I don’t know if other cultures have this custom of kissing the land upon arrival. I know the pope does it wherever he goes, but those folks took everything good they have from us. We have a sensual relationship with this land. It changes us. I wish it changed us even more. It’s almost six […]

Parental Skills
 

Posted on: April 12th, 2013

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When our kid was little, I used to remark on all the skills I was acquiring, which probably had no application whatsoever outside the child-rearing tasks. I could hold the baby in the crook of one arm, feed her with the same hand, and at the same time open the fridge and uncork a bottle […]

How Can You Tell?
 

Posted on: April 11th, 2013

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The caption that accompanies this picture, made available by The Jewish Press’ image provider Flash90, goes: Birtzeit University students loyal to Fatah celebrate their victory over Hamas in the university elections, next to the Birzeit University campus near the West Bank city of Ramallah, on April 10, 2013. Fatah won 23 seats out of the […]

Omer
 

Posted on: April 10th, 2013

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Did you count the Omer last night? This is what it looks like. It’s harvest time in a field near the central Israeli town of Modi’in. For almost 30 years, I used to experience the conflict between the second day of Passover and the first day of the Passover Chol Hamo’ed (intermediary days between the holiday’s first […]

Guard Cats and Crows
 

Posted on: April 9th, 2013

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The streets of many Israeli cities are monitored by large clowders of cats, who receive their daily appointed meals from little old ladies. Those ladies are known for communicating much better with felines than with humans. Israeli cats are renowned for their acapella singing, especially these days, in springtime, when the singing becomes even more […]

What My Dad Did in the War
 

Posted on: April 8th, 2013

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In 1987 someone rummaging in a second hand bookstore in Vienna came across a set of about 400 color slides. Upon examination, they turned out to be images of the Lodz ghetto, taken by Walter Genewein, the Nazis’ chief accountant. After Genewein died, his companion sold the pictures to the bookstore in Vienna. From there, […]

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