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Self Defense
 

Posted on: July 19th, 2012

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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 this week in Ramat Migron, for the next generation of women in Judea and Samaria. The three day camp included self-defense classes, painting buildings and lectures. One of the twenty […]

From Georgia to Tel Aviv
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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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 never understood that whole “Georgia” thing – those Brits would have made the whole world sound like it was a suburb of London if we let them). They first settled […]

I've Got Tzfat on my Mind
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

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Our neighbor at the center of the row of visual treats on the front page of the Jewish Press, Salome Worch, lives and draws in the city of Tzfat, and her lovely images really do this ancient city justice. So this morning we decided to one up her and went looking for lovely photographic images […]

Your Tax Dollars in Action
 

Posted on: July 16th, 2012

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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, chief of staff for commander, Navy Region Hawaii and commander of the Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific and Rabbi Moshe Drum, writing the last letters in a new Sefer Torah during […]

Searching a Greek Priest for Arms
 

Posted on: July 15th, 2012

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The 1920 Jerusalem riots took place under British Mandate of Palestine on April 4–7, 1920 in and around the Old City of Jerusalem. The events coincided with and are named after the Muslim Nabi Musa festival and followed rising tensions in Arab-Jewish relations over Zionist immigration. Concurrently, there were Arab attacks on Jewish settlements in […]

Baby Beauty Contest, 1949
 

Posted on: July 13th, 2012

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The Golden Age Club met at the Emanuel Cohen Center, 909 Elwood Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 16, 1949. The judges here included, left to right, Rabbi Schulman, William Liebo, Sam Finkelestein, and Lena Berdman. The baby beauty is Roberta Wilensky, aged 2. I suppose we’ve been doing this to babies since the bronze […]

Ramat Gan, Home of the Happy Hippos
 

Posted on: July 12th, 2012

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The Ramat Gan Safari hippo lake has been home for many years to a large herd of animals and many birds. Over time, the water level in the lake dropped and its floor became very muddy and full of hippo droppings. Those can really add up: some parts of the lake got as shallow as […]

You Sleep Where You Eat
 

Posted on: July 11th, 2012

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Netanya cats are numerous and just this week we’ve seen the summer litters being sprung into the street and the lawns and the parking lots and, yes, the beaches. If you’re a New Yorker, think of these cats as Netanya’s squirrels, except they’re way more useful than squirrels because they eat mice, rats, snakes, roaches […]

Beats Blogging
 

Posted on: July 10th, 2012

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His name is Sylvester, he’s 12, lives in Netanya with his sister Lightening and their three humans. His favorite nap corner during the winter months is this Toshiba Laptop, which, if you check it online, has serious issues with dumping its accumulating heat during normal operation. But what’s a problem for most users is a […]

Let's Do Lunch
 

Posted on: July 9th, 2012

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A homeless man feeds a cat on the streets of Nachlaot, Jerusalem. We were looking for a cheerful image this morning, but one that won’t belie the assortment of bad news out there. Something that would look good but won’t give the reader the sense that we’re just escaping reality. So we thought this image […]

A Helping Hand
 

Posted on: July 8th, 2012

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Soldiers from the Home Front Command Search and Rescue Unit practice saving civilians trapped under a collapsed building in Zikim, the Home Front Command’s training base. The Israeli Home Front Command (Hebrew: Pikud Ha’Oref) is an IDF regional command, created in February 1992 following the Gulf War, in which civilian population centers faced significant enemy […]

Turning the Public into Private
 

Posted on: July 6th, 2012

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A Haredi man stands on a ladder to hang the Eruv wire, near the Gilo neighborhood in south Jerusalem, on a Friday. An Eruv Techumim (mixing of boundaries) is a legal fiction that transforms areas from public into private, depending on some prerequisite conditions. Once the Eruv is up, it is permissible for Jews to […]

Picnic at Mar Saba, 1902
 

Posted on: July 5th, 2012

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These are members of the American Colony, a Christian community in Jerusalem founded by immigrants from the United States and Sweden. The image is part of a Library of Congress online presentation titled “The American Colony in Jerusalem, 1870-2006.” This presentation features selected documents from the American Colony in Jerusalem Collection. The full collection in […]

Sunbathing by the Sea of Galilee
 

Posted on: July 4th, 2012

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It’s summertime and anyone who stays by his desk typing urgently while the gorgeous Kineret is just sitting there, blue and warm and sweet and quiet, is plain nuts. Everybody else seems to be having the time of their lives. If you’re on your laptop or iPad at this moment, worshipping the big fireball in […]

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Mourner in the Crowd
 

Posted on: July 3rd, 2012

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A member of the Ethiopian community in Israel attended late Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir’s funeral on Monday. In May 1991, as the Ethiopian government of Mengistu Haile Mariam was collapsing, Shamir ordered the airlifting of fourteen thousand Ethiopian Jews, known as Operation Solomon.

Hands Behind Our Backs
 

Posted on: July 2nd, 2012

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A reader sent us this image. We don’t know who shot it, we don’t know the exact circumstances, but we do recognize the scene: a Palestinian is attempting to provoke a reaction out of an Israeli Border Guard policeman, while his friends are taking pictures. Kinda’ makes your blood boil, doesn’t it. Please sent us […]

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Occupy Jerusalem?
 

Posted on: July 1st, 2012

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A week after the social protest in Tel Aviv turned violent, some 10,000  Israelis marched in Jerusalem Saturday night, in protest against the soaring cost of living. There were concurrent marches, all of them non-violent, in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and Afula.

Talmud Underground
 

Posted on: June 29th, 2012

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An Ultra-Orthodox man reading the Talmud on the subway from Underground NY Public Library. The photo blog is a project of acclaimed street photographer, Ourit Ben-Haim. In an interview, Ben-Haim said that when she takes a photograph of someone reading she sees “people who are contemplating description of new possibilities. In this way, every book […]

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Haredim Can Be Trained to Do Anything
 

Posted on: June 28th, 2012

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Two Haredi men ride a camel on the Mount of Olives. The Knesset committee tasked with crafting an alternative to the Tal Law for haredi service in Israel is reportedly almost done drafting its proposal. According to the plan, Haredi men would perform two years of national or military service (in contrast to the three […]

Scorched Mountain
 

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

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Three major blazes, suspected of being the results of arson, raged on Tuesday in the Jerusalem mountain forest near Beit Zayit. According to reports, 30 firefighting teams from across Israel were rushed to the scene within half an hour of the initial report of the blaze. The response appeared well coordinated and effective. Fire and […]

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