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street art & photography

Fifty-Two Frames: Negative Space

‘Negative space’ – what a loaded term. Luckily in photography it’s an awesome concept. Unluckily in everyday life right now, didn’t have a of time to explore it. Went with the first idea that came to mind. Week 30: Negative Space Seeking: a partner

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aliyah rites what a country

Maybe there’s really no such thing as a ‘lone’ soldier

One thing I know about Max Steinberg z’l is he was a Jewish citizen of the world who took action for our people. Another thing I know about Max Steinberg z’l is that his actions brought together Jews of all kinds, pouring out from big and bigger rooms to comfort his mourning parents and siblings. […]

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400 thoughts news is news

On sheep in wartime

While driving back from Beit Shemesh, where I dropped off Tzur Hadassah’s contribution to the collection of toys and food for kids and soldiers stuck in shelters and bases in the south… I saw this scene and it took my breath away. The sound of hundreds of hooves crunching against the grass; watching hundreds of sheep […]

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conflict management/negotiation politika

What it means to truck goods into Gaza.

Yes, I’ve noticed your social media activity, Israel Defense Forces. I see you tweeting hashtags and Facebooking shares. And whatnot. Anyway, a lot of it is announcing the latest shipment of goods into Gaza. Did you know that every day, Israel sends truckloads of goods into Gaza? Could be worse. Here’s the IDF spokesperson’s  infographic: […]

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400 thoughts

Satire spotted on the internets?!

Maybe that Old Spice Guy served a purpose after all. Hello members of the U.N., Take a look at yourselves, now back to me, now back at yourselves, now back to me. Sadly, you’re not me. But if your cities got bombarded by 220 rockets in just 3 days, maybe you could feel like me. […]

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street art & photography

Street art sadness.

Getting out more means seeing more. And remembering more, since the streets of Jerusalem tend to be fairly expressive. Captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, spotted yesterday on Emek Refaim. Paint reads: please save me. Shouldn’t he be out of uniform by now?

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new york news is news

Drama of a dual citizen.

A key element of being a dual citizen is the dual drama. I always get homesick with these bouts of New York City drama: Investigators believe all passengers and crew, more than 150 people, survive a plane crashing into New York’s Hudson River. I prefer NYC drama to the Israel brand these days… Report: Israel, […]

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What's been going on.

The past week and a half has been intense, painful, busy, impatient,  energetic, emotional, nerve-wracking and exciting. And it’s not only for the reason you’re probably assuming. I haven’t  been able to get all my thoughts out in an organized manner, so instead I’ll spew them in bullet form. People will ask what gender your […]

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400 thoughts

Lessons of Israel: Life is good until it's not.

I was walking with a friend down Emek Refaim today when I happened to look up and notice the plaque that hangs outside Cafe Hillel, remembering those killed in the bombing there on September 9th 2003. That bombing in particular hit me hard for several reasons, and that date hasn’t gone by since without me […]