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Sheri_Oz
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on 10/02/2012

I had a great day on Sunday - went for a walk with a friend in Mea Shearim (100 Gates), THE Ultra Orthodox area of Jerusalem (of the country, in fact). My friend went into culture shock as she had never been there. I had never been there yet either, but after South Sudan, I don't think anyplace will give me culture shock.

Anyway, I managed to take some pictures, a few of them that I am even a bit proud of. The men are examining the citrus (etrog) and hadas branch (myrtle) for imperfections as these are two of the 4 types of plants that they put together and say a blessing over to celebrate Sukkot holiday (where they eat in booths they build on their balconies or in their yards).

I put them up on my FB page and I'd love to share them with you guys. So if you feel like having a look, here's the address:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=347872645302745&set=a.347872605302749.80178.100002400378010&type=1&theater

We had the most fantastic sandwich in the market - Machaneh Yehuda, it's called. There's probably a wizzle here, but I've already got a lot on the assembly line in my brain.


Sam
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on 10/02/2012

Great images Sheri, so there is no photo taboo for orthodox Jews?


Sheri_Oz
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on 10/02/2012

No. there's no taboo against photographs among this community.


Jerrico_Usher
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on 10/02/2012

Are you anywhere near the city of Jericho?


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Sheri_Oz
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on 10/03/2012

We are not far from Jericho, Jericho.

I went there the first time I came to this country in the early 70s.  But Israeli Jews cannot go there anymore. Too dangerous.

I pray for the day when the fighting will stop.


Jerrico_Usher
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on 10/03/2012

Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho.... :) dam I was hoping to get some pictures of modern day Jericho... (by the way My name is spelled Jerrico not Jericho Innocent) what exactly are they fighting for? 


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Sheri_Oz
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on 10/03/2012

I hesitate to go into this because it is a political issue and quite contentious and I would rather leave that for either private conversation or political sites.

Gotta go run some errands, see you later Jericco.


dustytoes
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on 10/03/2012

What a place.  You did get some very nice pictures.  Maybe one day you will have the time to do a page about your visit to the area - I hope so!

Do you ever feel you are in danger in the areas where you are?


Sheri_Oz
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on 10/03/2012

No. No felt danger. Just two middle-aged women touring in their own country. I also hope to make a page of this day as well.


dustytoes
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on 10/03/2012

 

Sheri_Oz: 10/03/2012 - 05:57 AM

No. No felt danger. Just two middle-aged women touring in their own country. I also hope to make a page of this day as well.

I can't wait to read it!


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