long time not talking...
hello fellow supporters of my photography project.
Just wanted to give you a shout out to inform you of a handful of news regarding "Daughters Of The King."
#1: Your... Read more
WHEN YOU KNOW TRUTH, YOU DO NOT ONLY WANT TO KNOW HALF. YOU WANT TO KNOW IT ALL, SO YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT TO KNOW MORE.
You know it is going to be a good day if you run in a Chassidut class more than half-way through wearing tight jeans, a long sleeve shirt and a... Read more
some days all the dots fall on a straight line
Yesterday was that day for me. Since I have arrived in Paris six days ago, I have been looking here and there and everywhere for religious women for my book... Read more
Paris, je t`adore
If I say Djerba do you know where that is? Well, let's say I didn't until three days ago. Djerba is an Island near Tunis on the coast of Tunisia... Read more
QUANDO I FESTIVAL DI PROVINCIA PORTANO A QUALCHE COSA CHE NON TI SARESTI MAI IMMAGINATA…
Fuori piove a dirotto, sono ospita in un agriturismo di un`amica d`infanzia vicino a Pienza e non mi va di tornare a Foiano della Chiana per la lettura portfolio, non... Read more
If you meet a woman on a bus while complimenting her jewelry and then follow her all the way to her home just to talk to her, is that considered... Read more
the Yemenite Kala
Her mother used to clean the bathrooms in the King's palace back in Sanaa, Yemen. She was married at 10 and lived hostage in the home of her baby-husband until... Read more
my religious buffalo
She was walking home from shopping at the shuk the other day and I followed her. I was taking frames of her from behind with my film camera hoping she... Read more
She is 23, she has a 2 year old, but a husband who does not treat her right and so she is currently separated from him. She is ready for... Read more
an epic journey to Hebron
I walk down the main street. The sun is strong. There is no wind. Nothing is moving. Two people cross the road in front of me and maybe a hand-full... Read more
I unfold my black skirt and my long sleeves t-shirt on my bed. I unpack my brown shoes and I look for my maroon shall.
I dress with the meticulous... Read more
Tzvat stands still on Shabat
It’s 4 o’clock in the afternoon, the sun is high in the sky and the wind from the hills is starting to pick up strong. I am sipping my coffee... Read more
Lesson number one: If you see a bunch of girls playing "dress-up like your mother" in the front yard of a family house in a little Orthodox Jewish town near... Read more
MOWGLY BABIES, THE YURT AND THE BUS WITH BULLET PROOF WINDOWS
I step on a the 166 bus. I step on the bus and along with me come 30 junior soldiers with their M16 and their muddy boots.It’s Sunday morning... Read more
Today I went to my very first Kabala class. I was thrown into the deep end of mystical Jewish thinking and told I had to learn how to swim and... Read more
Midrasha` in Tel Aviv
When you are orthodox or religious, your parents do not speak to you about love. Let alone speak to you about sex. They may share some intimate moments, but they... Read more
I am a wild wolf with a heart made of sugar
More often than not, I give the privilege to certain people to enter the deepest corner of my soul too quickly. I do it because I trust human beings as... Read more
WHO SAID THAT LIFE CANNOT START AGAIN AT 60…
Yesterday was one of those days I had no plans. No interviews lined-up, no women to meet, no motivation. I guess the heat is getting to me at last. Or... Read more
She is free. She walks like a free woman. Her name is Tamar. In ancient Jewish history she used to be a Queen. And to me she resembles just that... Read more
Libby is from Worcester, New York. She was a Jewish American Princess when she was in her twenties. She married young and she divorced soon. At 40 she made a... Read more
I am lost. I have not shot a single frame today and it’s 5pm already. It was too hot to even get out of the house before 2pm. Now, it’s... Read more
MEAH SHEARIM TRIAL 1
I cannot believe I did it! I went into Meah Shearim, in the “forbidden” quarter and actually took some photos without harassing or upsetting anyone and I have even gotten... Read more
"we are happier...
…because life for us has a higher meaning.”
This is what Yael and Malka told me today on the tayelt *(board walk) of Tel Aviv beach where I found them... Read more
Out of my comfort zone
I am eating babagamush. I am eating babagamush, but this time I am not sitting at a Shabbat dinner table in Brooklyn…I am eating babagamush and I am flying over... Read more
I am sitting alone in my Brooklyn apartment on the 29th floor when outside everything is finally quieting down.
The air is crisp and the smell of rain is entering... Read more
Applied to the Eddie Adams workshop today...cross your fingers!
When I was 13 I read “The Chosen One,” from Chaim Potok. The two friends Danny and Raven were an Orthodox Jew and a non-observant Jew son of a Zionist... Read more
Purim in Crown Heights
After few weeks on the roads in Los Angeles for a small assignment, I am finally back photographing what I love most. This Thursday was Purim and Kingston Avenue was... Read more
A special place for women
What does it mean to be a Jewish woman? What does it mean to be a woman in Judaism? I began my search with the first woman in the Torah.... Read more
So you know those days in which you are between assignments and you decide to clear out your Hard Drive space and polish your Lightroom Library from all the extra... Read more
Meet Chef Chaya
New York Times magazine
On September 11, 2011, one of my dreams came true: The New York Times magazine published one of my photos on the Orthodox Jewish women on 3/4 of a page... Read more
Happy Sukkot from Crown Heights