Something simple, beautiful
and a Shabbat Shalom.
Nothing about this week was regular.
As I started this blog Fatah and Hamas were competing
to see who can shoot the most rockets into Israel.
Besides hundreds in the south near Gaza,
they also aimed at the civilian center of Bet Shemesh.
Operation Protective Edge has begun,
and Israel finally responds. Listen for calls of restraint.
Meanwhile, the weather has been hot
and I had not been walking enough lately.
Time to get out and see what was happening.
Yesterday morning Jaffa Road was too quiet,
but later, more people were out walking.
Machane Yehuda Market, the shuk had customers and visitors.
These fresh figs were the largest I had ever seen,
and I could not believe how popular this photo was when posted on Facebook.
After getting a much needed ice coffee, I was glad someone offered to hold it for me,
so I could take this photo of piles of fresh bread.
And more American teens were on their way to explore the amazing market.
This man seemed as surprised as I was at the
Old Knesset Building on King George Street.
For years it had been the home of the Rabbinical Court,
but they moved,
and this historic site is to be the site of a new Knesset Museum.
Music and children’s films,
Jerusalem Film Festival
Jerusalem Season of Culture and so much more.
The funeral for Eyal, Gilad, and Naftali seems like so long ago.
I have not used other photographers’ work in a long time,
but this photo was made to be shared.
“Our eyes were wet when hearing about their cruel fate,
I wanted to reflect upon this once again via a photograph.”
— by Andrei Schwartz.
Now I am off to a meeting in center of Jerusalem.
What will happen next?