Hendel does Israel

While I may no longer technically be in Israel, I have no intention of stopping who I am or what I am about. We all know the timeless Chabad teaching of "Mach Doh Eretz Yisael" - its very empowering. I'll let you know about my journey, my struggles and my dreams. JaHbless.

Friday, February 10, 2006

dancing at amona!
this tent was latter
turned into a
makeshift hospital

singing, me and
my good friend
Aron 'roots'

an outdoor shiur

a couple of boys,
jonathen silverman

the houses

me on the roof

protecting the roof
from water cannons


saying tehillim



Anonymous Lena. said...

Hey Moish,
Maaryasha shows me your blog every now and then, I hope you don't mind I read it often. I just wanted really, to say hi and that I really loved four of the pictures in this post.

I loved the houses because I've never been to Israel, and I probably won't have the chance for a while. That picture is not only aesthetically beautiful, but sort of introduces Amona to us. How Eretz Yisrael is a different place entirely to where I live, where other people live. How maybe you can't really try to apply how we live where we do to Amona. If the same kind of conflict happened where I live, it would be completely different. I don't know how well I'm doing to explain what I'm feeling with this picture, so I'll move on.

NEXT! "Protecting the roof from water cannons". WOW, Moish! Beautiful photograph, really really. My favourite, for sure. There is just so so much in this picture. Passion's there, love is there, anguish (is that the right word?) is there, friendship, pain, beauty. I can't stop going back to this photograph, I really can't. There's just so much there, so much happening, yet it seems so direct, so simple. So so amazing, I love it.

Then there's the two of the injured boys (young men?). I look at these two pictures and I just wish I could have been there, to help, to watch, to feel all of this. Amazing amazing amazing. (and then there's a selfish pang that says "oh I wish I could have been there and taken pictures!"). These boys are bleeding, sweating, crying, for Eretz Yisrael. And that alone is beautiful.

Thankyou for sharing your pictures, Moish. Thankyou for indirectly letting me (as relatively clueless as I am) know whats been up and down in Israel whilst you were there. Thankyou for spreading the light, and inspiring me to do the same as best I can.

Anyway, before I go on forever about the power of photography, the passion of the people of Irael, how I miss hamayan, I'm going to leave it with this.

Keep on Bloggin', Keep on Burning, Keep on spreading the Light, Keep on Keeping on.


7:43 PM  
Blogger subjewd said...

Wow. Powerfull message. Thanks so much!

One of the most important things to be able to do in this world, is, instead of looking AT things, we have to try to look INTO things. You definanatly have not just looked AT the photos, but looked INTO them to see what they are trying to say...Its a talent.

The point is, I guess, that although we may not be in Eretz Yisrael, we all have things to fight for, more often the hardest battles are the internal ones.

So, how do we change the world when we feel like we can't?
Change ourselves.
See you soon in Melbourne!

11:53 PM  
Blogger the sabra said...

there wasnt dancin for the girls, was there?

4:47 PM  

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