Returning To Israel

Ceremony for Israeli Defense Forces graduation at Wailing Wall

 

Documentary Photographer Ludmila Ketslakh is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these daily life images.  From her project ‘Time Honored – Israel‘.  To see Ludmila’s body of work click on any image.

 

Russian Christian Orthodox visit a historical church in the West Bank

 

It looks like Palestinian children have only military type toys to play with

 

Praying at Wailing Wall.

 

Man studying Torah day in and day out.

 

Growing up in a Jewish Russian family I didn’t understand the significance of the land.  I grew up without Jewish rituals, traditions or even extended Jewish family, my family vanished during WWII. I became aware of Jewish culture only when I immigrated to United State in 1979. Soon after I went to Israel where I realized that the land of Israel is more than a place, it’s a body and spirit for the soul of Jewish people. Israel is a place where you began, where you belong and what you truly are. I don’t travel to Israel, I return there.

 

Yeshiva boys

 

Ethiopian Jews in Israel

 

Wailing Wall, evening prayer

 

Religious district in Jerusalem

 

Palestinian children at play. All too realistic toy guns are everywhere, war and Arab – Jewish conflict is the predominant theme in the Muslim Quarter.

 

See also:

Twenty-First Century Slavery

By Ludmila Ketslakh

 

 

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