A 2-year-old’s perspective on Tisha B’Av

"Did you make this Beit HaMikdash today?" "Yeah." "Is it burning, is there so much fire?" "Yeah... ...fireman come... put water... pssssshhhhhhhhh..." Perhaps my 2-year-old has more wisdom about the Messiah than any of us could dream of, or she has a vast knowledge of history and the fire fighting capabilities of warring nations, but really,... Continue Reading →

Fifty-Two Frames: Holy

It's a holy week of sorts. The beginning of the 9 days. Ramadan. Jews fighting Jews at the kotel. Sounds pretty holy to me. Week 27: Holy/Sacred It's actually quite easy to appreciate how man can stare up at the sun and decide it's worthy of worship.

Fifty-Two Frames: Portrait

The one day my son did not wear his beloved black kippa to kindergarten was the one day I needed to take a portrait shot for Fifty-Two Frames. Divine intervention? Since living in Israel, never has it been more trendy to debate religious practice, engage or disengage from extremism, ritually cross-dress, or hate people you... Continue Reading →

On Jews, Jerusalem, Women and Walls

Note: Reflections based on my rare February and March 2013 trips to the Kotel. Based on today's news, I figured today's as good as any to post.  I've been to the Kotel, the Western Wall, way too many times in the past year. Previously, I had a comfortable average of maybe once every two or... Continue Reading →

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