Foto Friday – Elyssa Frank’s MADEINISRAEL Hannukah CELEBRATION!!!
Photographer Elyssa Frank is passionate about Israel. Leaf through her MADEINISRAEL page on Facebook, read her comments and you’ll see that enthusiasm shining through. This week, Tel Aviv-based Frank was in Jerusalem, viewing Hanukkah in the city through her own unique lens and voice…
Frank delivers a personal message through her comments. In this image of the women’s section at the Western Wall she wishes all a genuine, heartfelt ***HAPPYHANNUKAH***.
“to me, Israel is a country of CELEBRATION. . . so , when there’s a birthday & its during Hanukah. . . its the sweetest celebration ever. . . even sweeter when its your best-friend. . .”
Frank caught this ghostly image of a Hannukia, the nine-branched holiday candelabra, on a dark lonely street. She writes: “fo’ SURE. . . i thought i was having some weird spiritual siting as I wandered through the HOLYstreets of the OLD CITY of JERUSALEM. . . 3rd night. . .”
On the lighter side she notes, “ISRAEL’s the masters of the POP-UP shop. . . DONUT factory. . . on-the-spot!”
Although, in fact, there is a price to pay for the lighter side:
thats a wild berry chaser. . .
and yeah, thats just STUFFd with CHOCoLATE!
O my HOLY DIET!!!! woo. . hoo!!!!!
living the holiday of SOFgayNYOTS!!!!”
This past Monday, Frank attended TEDx Jerusalem (as did I), an independently organized TED event. Like its parent, TEDx Jerusalem was “devoted to ideas worth spreading” and the day featured some of Israel’s most inspired speakers and inspirational ideas.
One such idea came originally from New Orleans-based artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang, who turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard asking a fill-in-the-blank question: “Before I die I want to ___.” The answers written in by her neighbors became an unexpected mirror for the community.
Chang’s “Before I die, I want to ___” video is listed among the 10 Most Motivating and Life Changing TED Talks and chalkboards have sprung up all over the world. This week, Elyssa Frank snapped a shot of the latest — a different kind of wall in Jerusalem.
I had such an eye-opening, inspiring & enjoyable day. . .
I left with a few ideas i would like to share:
Strive to ALWAYS b UNIQUE. . .
BE YOU, its the strongest BE you can be. . .
Amen, amen! And a genuine and heartfelt happy Hannukah to all!