November 18, 2018

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).