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Strumming in Hebron

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Strumming in Hebron

Photo Credit: Nati Shohat/ Flash90

On Tuesday, this man was standing on the steps leading to the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, playing his guitar and singing his heart out.

No one threw a Molotov cocktail at him.

No one let out a gunshot.

No one demonstrated.

No one even cursed or spat or made a face.

Photographer Nati Shohat walked by and got all of it, all of the above. He captured a single, solitary frame of the way things should be. A guy with a guitar should be able to stand and sing his heart out on the steps of the Cave of the Patriarchs unmolested.

You get those flashes of sanity a lot, you just need to recognize them and uncap your lenses.

Yori Yanover

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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