I had a few reasons for wanting to host the J-Pix Carnival. First, I wanted to “give back” something to those who have supported the carnival by carrying my share of the load. Second, I wanted to take a little pressure off of Mr. Bagel and Baleboosteh for all that they are doing to get the J-Pix Carnival up and running and running strong. But, the overriding reason why I volunteered to host the J-Pix Carnival is because I have always wanted to use the word “fortnight” in a sentence.
So, here goes.
The past fortnight included Yom HaZikaron, Yom HaAtzmaut, the public disgrace of the present Israeli Government and Lag BaOmer. Our intrepid J-Bloggers were all over these topics (and more) providing a potpourri of positively perfect pictures.
Little Frumhouse on the Prairie’s Yom Hatzmaut Post includes two videos. The first reminds us that even as Israel celebrates her independence, many of those removed from their homes in Amona remain homeless and uncared for. The second draws parallels between Hamas and Russia.
Political Upheaval in the Holy Land
Shilo Musings sums up the whole situation with one picture that clearly proclaims that for Olmert and Livni, The Honeymoon is Over. Rafi G at Life in Israel brings us to the Rally to oust Olmert and what a rally it was!
Yet, with all of this going on YID With LID points out that there are still those looking for a Palestinian that Wants Peace and he posts an anatomically correct picture of that person at Kill the Jews! Kill The Americans! Pali Parliament Speaker Says.
Tel Aviv Daily Photo is part of an international photo blog ring where bloggers take a photo a day of their city. Check out: Sculpture and this great before and after set The way it was…. and Summer Time.
Sderot is a special place filled with special people who often take the lion’s share of of arab missles. Planet Israel‘s series of Sderot Pictures is a must-see:Sderot 2: Attack and Response, Sderot 3: Life Under the Rockets and Sderot 4: The Spirit of Sderot.Kumah has a beautiful photo essay exhibiting the resiliency of Sderot: Sderot – Kassam Battered, But Still Blossoming – Photo Essay
Allergy Sufferers Beware!!
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, don’t click on Muse’s Late spring blooms! & Before the Spring Flowers Dry Out, Point of Pinchas‘ Nature Photos of Eretz Yisrael – Ramat Beit Shemesh and Tel Aviv Daily Photo‘s More Flowers. Those of you that are sneezing now Didn’t I Tell You not to click if you have allergies?!
Pesach Prep, Pesach and Post-Pesach Pizza!
Mottel gives us Windows of Vilnius: My Third Pesach in Lithuania. We all now that every Jew is commanded to view himself as if he actually was taken out of Mitzrayim. Letters of Thought takes this seriously and he’s got the pictures to prove it: Exodus Photos.
The Life Cycle
OK, so Life of Rubin Blog‘s Chag Sameach! Boro Park Chometz Fire Pics! posted at aren’t exactly Lag BaOmer pictures but, as he points out, the bonfire these guys had going was certainly more suitable for Lab Baomer than Biur Chometz.
I will (once again) break my self-imposed rule of not posting my own pics on the carnival but only because no one else submitted any Lag BaOmer pics, so check out my Lag B’Omer in KGH pics here, which include fire safety tips for the guys in Life of Rubin’s post above.
Sometimes I Wish I lived in Australia
If I lived in Australia, I would enjoy days like Baleboosteh’s Another Beautiful Day and landscapes like the ones she posted in Happy Birthday. When the electricity would go off, I would call Mr Bagel and ask him what to do and he would explain The Joys of no Electricity: Or What to do when the Electricity goes out. And, if I took Mr. Bagel’s advice to take my kid for a walk, I would first check with Baleboosteh to find out where we would be able to see some of these Country mail boxes and find out where we could buy some of those cool amethyst embossed antique bottles.
Odds and Ends – The Best of the Rest
New York Minute is a new photo blog that chronicles life in New York City in all its, sometimes surprising, beauty. Take a look at Central Park after a Snowfall where this swan seemed to manage to find its way through.
Muse wishes that the bad weather would be breaking as well but according to Letters of Thought, no matter the weather It’s always nice
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