Solstice Magic

Solstice magic. That was the surprise I experienced in December 2004, as I toured Israel with a group sponsored by Germantown Jewish Centre, of Philadelphia. Rabbi Leonard Gordon led the tour along with Yitchak Sokoloff of Keshet Educational Tours.

It was the week after winter solstice. I planned to celebrate the sharp, bright seasonal light, and long, dark shadows. To my initial disappointment, Jerusalem was in the rainy season. When I developed my film, I discovered reflections and rain.

During three days, I broke free from the tour and did urban photography of Jerusalem. Time being limited, I spent two mornings in Mea Shearim and the Bukharian Market..

Solstice Magic
December 26, 2004
December 31, 2004
January 2, 2005