February 22, 2019

Image of the Week: ‘Gush Etzion in Snow,’

A rare snowfall can be seen in Gush Etzion south of Jerusalem in mid-January. The photo was part of the traveling exhibition “Passage to Israel” passagetoIsrael.org Photo by: LauraBenDavid.smugmug.com

Photo by: LauraBenDavid.smugmug.com

“Gush Etzion in Snow,” 2019, By Laura Ben David 

rare snowfall can be seen in Gush Etzion south of Jerusalem in mid-January. The photo was part of the traveling exhibition “Passage to Israel” passagetoIsrael.org

Photo by: LauraBenDavid.smugmug.com

Artist of the Week: Laura Ben-David

Photo by: LauraBenDavid.smugmug.com

Photo by: LauraBenDavid.smugmug.com

Laura Ben-David “Acco,” 2018

The el-Jazzar Mosque, also known as the White Mosque, overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Its impressive silhouette is one of the most familiar in Acco’s beautiful cityscape. “Acco” is part of the international exhibition “Passage to Israel.” passagetoIsrael.org

Artist of the Week: Laura Ben-David

“Tower of David,” 2018 taken by Laura Ben-David

Photo taken from within the Tower of David at the highest point in the Old City of Jerusalem, showing the glorious lights of the city during the holiday season.

Credit: LauraBenDavid.smugmug.com

ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Laura Ben-David

Laura Ben-David
“HOPE,” 2014

A farewell party in Manipur, India, for Bnei Menashe Jews who were about to make aliyah. “Hope” is part of the international exhibition “Passage to Israel,” at the Sagamore Hotel in the South Beach area of Miami Beach through May 30, as part of a three-month “Peace 70” initiative (passagetoisrael.org).

ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Laura Ben-David

Laura Ben-David
“IDF CEREMONY,” 2015

Soldiers at the Michve Alon Israel Defense Forces base near Safed. “IDF Ceremony” is part of the international exhibition “Passage to Israel,” at the Sagamore Hotel in the South Beach area of Miami Beach until May 30, as part of a three-month “Peace 70” initiative (passagetoisrael.org).

ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Laura Ben-David

Laura Ben-David

“SOLDIER PRAYING,” 2014

An Israel Defense Forces soldier stands in the Judean Hills during his morning prayers. “Soldier Praying” is part of the international exhibition “Passage to Israel,” which opens March 8 at the Sagamore Hotel in the South Beach area of Miami Beach, as part of a three-month “Peace 70” initiative (passagetoisrael.org).

ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Laura Ben-David

“Bina” is part of the “Passage to Israel” international exhibition (http:/www.passagetoisrael.org/).

“Bina,” Laura Ben-David

“This little girl, clutching one of her few possessions, had made a long journey, moving with her family from Manipur, India, to Israel just a few months before. Members of the Bnei Menashe Jews, her family was among a group to make aliyah with Shavei Israel.” — Laura Ben-David

“Bina” is part of the “Passage to Israel” international exhibition (http:/www.passagetoisrael.org/).

ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Laura Ben-David

"Prayer" is now part of the "Passage to Israel" international exhibition (passagetoIsrael.org).

“Prayer,” Laura Ben-David

“On a photo tour of a community of recent Bnei Menashe immigrants from India, I happened upon an elderly woman who was absorbed in prayer. The lines in her weathered hands, perfectly in sync with the lines in the well-worn prayer book, were mesmerizing.” Laura Ben-David

“Prayer” is now part of the “Passage to Israel” international exhibition (passagetoIsrael.org).