Summer in Israel: a self-portrait






The Hebrew written in the black and white portrait above is from Genesis 22:17: 17 I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his[a] enemies

The words above are headlines from this summer. 

The rest I will leave to the viewer’s interpretation. Look at this portrait. What do you see? Leave your comments below. 

About stacylynngittleman

I have been a public relations professional and reporter -- and always thought I would live in the New York Metro area - before my husband took a job in Rochester, New York. Most in Metro New York can't find Rochester on a map,and neither could I before we moved. I am now a columnist and a freelance writer for Rochester's only daily newspaper, the Democrat & Chronicle. I also am passionate about gardening, fitness and most of all, Jewish education and Israel Advocacy. Here's my perspective on Western New York living - the good, the bad, and the snowy.

3 responses to “Summer in Israel: a self-portrait”

  1. Rivki Silver says :

    The first thing that comes to mind is that the person in the picture is covering their ears from the siren wailing. Wow, does that tell you about how this summer went or what? And I’m not even in Israel!


  2. David Saperstein says :

    I also see someone shutting their ears and not wanting to hear something. I am thinking it is someone tired of hearing the news, and the disconnect between the news and the promise. Trying to make sense of the background. Mountains along the sea? Sand castles?


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