Friday, July 16, 2010

Shabbat Shalom

Photo: Miriam Woelke


Leaving Tel Aviv with almost 200 pictures today. Yesterday I took plenty of photos of the city's southern part "Shechunat HaTikvah" including it's local market. To my surprise, wide parts of "Shechunat HaTikvah" are religious or, at least, Sephardi traditional. I even saw Chassidut Stefanesht and, of course, a Chabad House.

Next week, I am going to publish lots of photos on my blogs. Showing you how foreign workers ruin Tel Aviv and how our country is mostly trying to ignore this problem. When our government doesn't act drastically, Tel Aviv will be flooded with African illegals. And not only the dirty part around the Central Bus Station but other neighbourhoods as well.

On the other hand, there are many great people in a Tel Aviv with a totally secular reputation. You can find plenty of Orthodox Synagogues in downtown Tel Aviv. In Ben Yehudah Street, Frishman, Bugrashov and the new Chabad House in Trumpeldor. Please note that the Chabadnikim in Trumpeldor are French Meshichistim and believe in the Rebbe as Meshiach.

More chassidic Rebbes are on their summer vacation as well as their annual donation (Shnorr) trips. However, this is not the reason why I think that some society problems should also be mentioned in this blog. In order to understand how religion and the whole haredi issue work in Israel, you have to know society. And especially Israeli society works a lot different then Jews living in the Diaspora are used to.

"Shabbat Shalom - Gut Schabbes" to all of you !

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