Purim in Herzliya…

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Today we celebrate Purim in Herzliya. The children’s parade started early this morning and drew a large crowd as it always does.

Folks of all ages dressed up for the occasion…

Of course some didn’t seem to be enjoying the festivities…

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The folks at Chabad took advantage of the opportunity to have men put on tefillin…

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Eileen (and I) had a fun time. We wish you Chag Sameach – Happy Purim!

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Oh! And by the way that’s not me!


Shuk Machane Yehuda:- Jerusalem’s Great Street Art Gallery 2…

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I continue my visit to the street gallery in the Shuk Machane Yehuda in Jerusalem. Another look at the shuk on a Shabbat afternoon shows that there is plenty of room for the gallery to grow.

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The theme for today’s look at the gallery is The Eyes Have It!’  Wherever you walk in the gallery they seem to be following you…

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I hope you enjoyed this visit to the ‘street gallery’ at the Shuk Machane Yehuda…

‘Here’s Lookin’ at Ya!’

Shuk Machane Yehuda:- Jerusalem’s Great Street Art Gallery 1…

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I recently visited Shuk Machane Yehuda in Jerusalemwhich is the largest shuk (market) in Israel. I went on the Sabbath because the shuk is deserted, all shops and stands closed and secured, and the security gates are lowered, to reveal wonderful ‘street art’ in a relatively empty and quiet universe.

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Shuk Machane Yehuda on a quiet Sabbath afternoon…

I first learned about this gallery in progress, from a video that was shared with me (see link at end of blog). Those who know me, know, that  at my first opportunity I was going to make a visit. Last Saturday, Eileen went hiking in southern Israel for the day and I took advantage by doing some urban hiking on my own.

The artwork is nothing less than wonderful. Likenesses of famous Israelis, as well as the ‘common folk’,  cover the shuttered shops. In this blog I’ll share the first images using ‘Profiles’ as my theme. Hey, I gotta come up with something!

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Here is the link to the video:- http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/the-shuk-gallery/

I hope you enjoyed this look into the street gallery in Shuk Machane Yehuda…