A paraglider at sunset by Yehoshua Halevi. Paragliding is becoming one of the most popular extreme sports in Israel and gives one an incredible new perspective on the beautiful Land and seas of Israel.
Every prisoner sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp in Poland during World War II was tattooed with a number, thereby erasing their names and by extension their entire identities. Seventy years later, their tattoos stand as a testament to the horrors they experienced.
The flag of Israel waves proudly as the city of Ma’ale Adumim, a community in Judea, sits in the background. Did you know that the Hebrew words “Ma’ale Adumim” translates to “Ascent of the Red”, referring to the red rock lining the ascent from the Dead Sea to this beautiful city.
Chief Military Rabbi Shlomo Goren at the Western Wall in 1967 shortly after the liberation of Jerusalem. It’s said that Rabbi Goren was so overcome with emotion that he asked a fellow soldier to blow the Shofar at this miraculous moment.
Thousands of people from all over the world flocked to the Holy City to run in the seventh annual Jerusalem Marathon. Those who participated showed their emphasis on the value of health and fulfilled Jeremiah’s prophecy: “Run ye to and fro through the streets of Yerushalayim,” (5:1).
A beautiful sunset over Lake Kinneret by Boruch Len. The Kinneret, or Sea of Galilee, is Israel’s largest fresh water reservoir and most important source of drinking water. No wonder that winter rain forecasts and water levels grab the nation’s attention and often reflect the national spirit.
Ilan Rosen’s photo of an oasis in the canyons of Ein Avdat National Park. Ein (“a spring”) Avdat is located along an ancient incense route in the Negev desert, and its springs and waterfalls are a wonderful place to spot ibex and other animals.
IDF lone soldiers partake in a communal Passover seder sponsored by LIBI, an organization which ensured that even though they could not be with their families this holiday, they would still have an opportunity to celebrate!