This year has been incredible. I have been blessed with so many wonderful opportunities that I could have only dreamed of. I have met incredible people, learned a tremendous amount and have grown in many ways from the things I have seen and heard.
The year started in the south of India for a month, where I had the privilege to photograph inside a traditional Ayurvedic Hospital. The next 10 months were spent in Israel. I had the opportunity to focus on photography. Had the privilege of meeting many fascinating people while out with my camera- people from all religions and woks of life. I am now in NY where I am waiting my return back to Israel.
Below are some of the photographs from the past 12 months. Enjoy!
A local woman picks up traditional Ayurveda medicine at the Ayurvedic Hospital, January 2013, in the south of India.
A patient sits in her room in the woman’s ward waiting for treatment at the Ayurveda Hospital in the south of India, January 2013.
February, Arriving in Israel- Tel- Aviv
Young boys, on top of an abandoned building, light up a cigarette during a Purim party in Tel- Aviv on February 23, 2013.
March, Arrived to Jerusalem
A group of Christian pilgrims walk down Mt of Olives in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. March 24, 2013.
Christian priests pray on top of Mt of Olives in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013.
A young Jewish boy runs through the streets of the Old City in Jerusalem on April 3, 2013.
Soldiers take a moment of silence April 15, 2013 (Yom Hazikiaron) at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
A pile of hay, in the Negev on April 23, 2013.
Muslim women walk the streets of the Old City in Jerusalem on May 19, 2013.
A christian pilgrim bows in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on May 26, 2013.
Women at the Western Wall reach to kiss the Torah as it is raised during a prayer service on June 9, 2013.
James Joseph (Yaakov) walks the streets of Jerusalem on June 26, 2013.
A young boy plays in the fountains in Jerusalem on July 26, 2013
Two young boys walk past a group of Muslim women while praying during Ramadan on August 1, 2013.
A Jewish man holds a chicken on September 11, 2013 in order to take part in a Jewish custom (Kaparot). The man will swing the chicken over his and his families heads before it is slaughtered and given away to charity.
A young Jewish man walks through a crowd at a Chassidic Orthodox wedding in Jerusalem. October 2013.
November, Leaving Jerusalem and going back to New York for a visit
A young Jewish woman watches as women from “Woman of the Wall” partake in their monthly prayer service on November 4, 2013 at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. It was the 25th Anniversary of Women of the Wall.
A young woman who is a part of the organization “Women of the Wall” wears Tefillin (the black band around her arm) at the 25th Anniversary on November 4, 2013 at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Women from Women of the wall hold up their Prayer Shawls during the 25th Anniversary on November 4, 2013 at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Packing up to leave Grandma’s house, on Thanksgiving, November 28, 2013 in New York.
December, New York
A small cottage in the Catksills of NY on December 25, 2013.
Three frog sculptures sunbathe in the snow on December 25, 2013 in the NY Catskills.
Happy New Year!