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..