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Old May 22nd, 2017, 02:27 AM
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We debate which one looks like her, which one like me... She thinks like my wife (they are both mathematicians), he thinks more more like me (unpredictable, sometimes even funny). But in fact they look like each other:

L8000844 by scott kirkpatrick, on Flickr

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Tel Aviv at the "Northern Shouk" on a pleasant Saturday.

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Old May 22nd, 2017, 09:14 AM
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They are both very nice young people !
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Old May 22nd, 2017, 11:08 AM
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We debate which one looks like her, which one like me... She thinks like my wife (they are both mathematicians), he thinks more more like me (unpredictable, sometimes even funny). But in fact they look like each other:

L8000844 by scott kirkpatrick, on Flickr

L8000831 by scott kirkpatrick, on Flickr

Tel Aviv at the "Northern Shouk" on a pleasant Saturday.

scott

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Yesterday, it seems they were jumping on the sofas! Time flies but these are the treasures your family has cultivated! Mazaltov Tov

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Old June 12th, 2017, 06:35 AM
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And here's a nephew coming right along. My brother-in-law married a girl from a fairly religious family. The older of their two boys had his bar mitzvah last week, in a "reformic" synagogue, by Israeli standards (no separation between men and women). The two grandmothers were somewhat uncertain about their participation in the ceremony, but the surviving grandfather was all ready to go. And the ultraorthodox side of our family has some excellent musicians. So I shot everything, prayers, readings, speeches, songs, musc and dancing handheld with my still camera switched to "movie mode." Son Tom (previous post) and I edited it down to 20 minutes. Not very professional, but I hope you will enjoy it. Here's a link to a 4K version that can stream, which should work for a few months:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_...UpnUWVTcjdiTnM

(done with Olympus E-M1-mkII Love that stabilization)
((since everything is in Hebrew, feel free to fast forward through the two speeches.))

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Old June 12th, 2017, 11:55 AM
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The film is beautiful and shows family love can, at times, bridge the narrowness of religious partisanship. This is an amazing occurrence as in many cases, an orthodox relative would have so much angst and suffering to enter a liberal sanctuary and witness a woman officiating in any way in the service!

Presumably, this was held Monday or Thursday as the men wore tefillin and these are only worn during the weekdays. Also since the Torah scrolls are only taken out of the Ark for reading on Monday or Thursday, the barmitzva should have taken place on one of those days. If it was actually on Saturday, the Jewish sabbath, wearing tefillin would be forbidden and doing so would, no doubt, precipitate a walk out by astonished orthodox congregants!

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Old June 13th, 2017, 12:14 AM
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It took place on Thursday, with about six of the (male) relatives in tefillin and prayer shawls. You can see them when the Torah scroll is taken around the congregation. This congregation is located in Mevasseret, a suburb of Jerusalem, for which the NY area equivalent would be, maybe, Larchmont. I don't know how far along in the spectrum of orthodoxy the tradition of throwing candy goes, but it was anticipated eagerly here. How did you like Nadav, the 10 year-old's reading?

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Old June 13th, 2017, 09:13 AM
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It took place on Thursday, with about six of the (male) relatives in tefillin and prayer shawls. You can see them when the Torah scroll is taken around the congregation. This congregation is located in Mevasseret, a suburb of Jerusalem, for which the NY area equivalent would be, maybe, Larchmont. I don't know how far along in the spectrum of orthodoxy the tradition of throwing candy goes, but it was anticipated eagerly here. How did you like Nadav, the 10 year-old's reading?

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Nadav was a super kid up there with beautiful presence! I couldn't understand the words enough to know what he said, but I guessed he spoke about his brother, Ariel! It would be interesting to read. I could translate the text, albeit slowly or my grandsons could do it for me!

Thought of subtitles in English, perhaps?

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Old July 7th, 2017, 04:01 AM
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P6080578 1 by scott kirkpatrick, on Flickr

In the movie, I think Nadav was reading from a text, rather than making a little speech. I've finally collected my still pictures from that day, for family circulation. You can see the some of the range of Israeli society today, from Ashkenazi to Mizrachi, secular to orthodox in the album at
https://www.flickr.com/gp/133969392@N05/2CVe3Y

As you might have suspected, some of our extended family could not bring themselves to participate in such a non-orthodox place. Yet the ultra-orthodox part (my sister-in-law's family with its eleven kids and numberous grandkids) was represented by Nomi (the keyboardist) and Gabriel, her (second) husband the violinist, and her determined little daughter in the white dress, who didn't miss anything.

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Old July 7th, 2017, 08:30 AM
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So wonderful, Kirk!

The symbols of Judaism, unchanged for thousands of years.

P6080578 1 by scott kirkpatrick, on Flickr


The box-like black leather "tefillin" on his head containing parchment scrolls with ancient verses, handwritten on parchment by a scribe, with instruction that there is one indivisible God, that we should not be led astray by what momentarily grabs our attention and heart and we should pass down the tradition though the generations!

The language is beautiful in itself. The coming of age and bar mitzvah is such a joyous time in a young lad's growing up and finding his own character, identity and place in society.

"Lion of God", Ariel, is a very honorable name. My eldest carries it too!

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Old November 4th, 2017, 03:21 AM
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Our older kid is moving some more of her stuff to an apartment she has rented with some friends close to the Army base where they are all working.
Many of her peers are confident that after the army they can join a high tech startup and get rich, and only then return to study (with no need for loans).
But we hope to see Luli return sooner than that as she has already done a good fraction of university undergraduate study.

XPR24287 by scott kirkpatrick, on Flickr

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Old February 3rd, 2018, 02:50 AM
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Default Tom just turned 18

So dinner at a Mexican restaurant (he's old enough to order his own margerita) to celebrate...

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C1010260 by scott kirkpatrick, on Flickr

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Old February 3rd, 2018, 01:28 PM
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Fine delicious Israeli food! The emphasis is on super-fresh and wholesome!

I am so thrilled to see how well you have raised them!

In another ten years you will be working your way to full financial independence! Today, parents have to be there to buffer the bumps and stress of the competitive paths so many bright kids are on. Trust me, they will come home from time to time and consume the entire refrigerator and you will be happy they still have the keys

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Old February 7th, 2018, 02:45 PM
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....and we would love to see what your Leica points to in the streets and hillsides around you once more!

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