PTC: Rule of Thirds

by Chossid February. 03, 2012 12673 views

These are from my Israel trip nearly 2 years ago

Woman whose husband was killed

City of David

Tzfat artist

Tsfat. I love the contrast

Tzfat – my friend and her new friends

How one can be dejected in beautiful Tzfat, I do not know…

Commander

The ancient city on the side of the pointed mountain is Gamla – it was extremely hard to capture, but in the end, they lost to the enemy.

Yerushalayim

Mount Bental

On a Yerushalayim bus.


Warning – the photo after this one is graphic…

Stabbed victim of Chevron pogrom

Addenda:

Yaakov Castel, one of the last remaining survivors of the 1929 Hevron massacre, passed away on Thursday morning, February 16th, 2012. His dream of restoring his family’s home in the city remained unfulfilled.

Castel survived the brutal massacre of Hevron’s Jews at the hands of an Arab mob as a young child. His father, Rabbi Shlomo Castel, was murdered.

Survivors of the massacre were expelled from Hevron by the British. When Jordan seized control of the city in 1948, their homes were given to Arab families.

Israel’s return to Hevron in 1967 did not lead to survivors’ return to their homes. Instead, Israeli authorities decided to treat the properties as abandoned land. Jews who moved into the Castel family’s home in Hevron’s marketplace were expelled at the order of the Supreme Court.

Castel fought a lengthy legal battle to get his property returned.

Yaakov Castel owned an ancient copy of the Book of Esther which had been read on Purim by Hevron's Jews. Eleven years ago he donated the scroll to the Hevron museum, which chronicles the city's Jewish history.

Castel aslo owned a book detailing his family’s rich history, which has included more than 500 years living in Gaza and then Hevron following the expulsion of Jews from Spain. At the time of the Hevron massacre the family had been in Hevron for generations.

Castel displayed the book, written by a granddaughter, at the Diaspora Museum. In an interview with Arutz Sheva several years ago, he explained that his goal in displaying the book was, in part, “to make sure that there will be Jews living in Hevron.”

Prayer at the closest place to the Temple Mount where Jews are allowed to pray

Yad V'Shem Holocaust Museum

Soldier at the side of the road

These are some of the thousands of scud missiles that are constantly fired at Israel. They are often filled with screws and bolts, in order to maim!

Bus stop / bomb shelter, painted brightly so as not to scare the little children so much. At the sound of the siren, they have 15 seconds to dash to a safe place!

Praying in the underground tunnel, almost directly across from where the Holy of Holies stood…

Eldrely woman near the Kotel, early in the morning.

The buildings were taken down, stone by stone, and rebuilt in the modern Mamilla Mall. They were numbered so as to remain the same.

Yerushalayim

Baking matzah for Pesach in Kfar Chabad

Arched ceiling in Mamilla Mall

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Christa 9 years, 2 months ago

Impressive testimony, this set, loved it, many good shots, loved the first shot especially!!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Vania Gianese 9 years, 2 months ago

So impressive and amazing report Leah. I'm very impressed by #23.

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 9 years, 2 months ago

This is an amazing set, Leah...so much beauty, so much joy, so much pain...you captured life in Israel perfectly...12 and 24 to my favs.

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sara G 9 years, 2 months ago

Oh these are heart stopping..so foreign to me..and I feel for Israel today. I like your shot in #24..

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 9 years, 2 months ago

So great
So hard
All my best wishes for Israel and the people living there:))

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Masoud Ahmadpoor 9 years, 2 months ago

wonderful set!
Tell me about the secret of tall hair and beard between Jewish men!
I guess that baking of bread manner is done by Iranian Jews resident in Israel!

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Pauline Wilson Brooks 9 years, 2 months ago

An awe inspiring look - and I mean 'awe' in the correct sense of the word - you have captured beauty, struggle, homeland and loss - moved me to tears - and that's not easy my friend. One day, G-d willing, I shall see for myself - but until then I have your visions and captures to inspire me.

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Beth 9 years, 2 months ago

what an incredible set filled with so much culture and emotion. great set for the challenge

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Marsha 9 years, 2 months ago

Wow, Leah....I mean WOW! A fantastic post for the thirds challenge....so many wonderful images! #4 - super!!!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Yves Monast 9 years, 2 months ago

wonderful set like that #12....

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Finbarr 9 years, 2 months ago

Excellent shots !!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Rob Gant 9 years, 2 months ago

Great assortment of photos, i can never get the rule of 3rds in my pictures but i try, you did great

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ricardo 9 years, 2 months ago

amazing shots.
Yesterday I've received a coin from israel. I'm totally amazed.. Actually jewish culture is a big new world to me, and seeing your shots with jewish things makes me happy!
I love the thing you do for hannuka, the candle thing, the kippa, the hebrew... <3
perfect shots for the challenge!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Dave 9 years, 2 months ago

You have certainly mastered the rule Leah. What a beautiful set.

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Gonia 9 years, 2 months ago

beautifull pictures from different places and with different persons! 1st is very, very pretty!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mike Meliska 9 years, 2 months ago

Amazing set...

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mark 9 years, 2 months ago

Wonderful captures of the moments in peoples life here! And wonderful findings on this walk! Thanks for sharing these here! Plenty of great examples of the challenge!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Bee 9 years, 2 months ago

Very touching, informative and beautiful set, Leah! Thanks for sharing!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Petre Sandu 9 years, 2 months ago

very interesting photos. are made ​​with heart ...

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
William Teh 9 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful shots Leah. Thanks for sharing!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 9 years, 2 months ago

Leah, this must have been a very memorable journey - my hope for some day, too! I really love the images you captured in #12, 13 & 18, but the scenes are all interesting.

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Maud - Normandie - France 9 years, 2 months ago

Etonnantes et émouvantes ces photos ! un set très intéressant, et tellement différent ! J'aime !!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 9 years, 2 months ago

Informative and educational .... well done...never mind the thirds! :-)

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jennifer Litwinowicz 9 years, 2 months ago

these are really beautiful and speak volumes!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Gerd Korts 9 years, 2 months ago

Ii understood the rule of third now, some really good examples here

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Art Bee 9 years, 2 months ago

Fantastic set Leah!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mujay 9 years, 2 months ago

excellent set .

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Pete 9 years, 2 months ago

an excellent and heart rendering set

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 9 years, 2 months ago

You have to make an exhibition with all your wonderful captures. So dynamic, diverse, alive...

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Dunja 9 years, 2 months ago

Very beautiful and charming...Congrats!

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