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Yehoshua Halevi

Yehoshua Halevi is a photojournalist, event photographer, teacher, trekking guide and writer who lives in the Judean Mountains south of Jerusalem. A self-taught photographer, his work has appeared in National Geographic publications and major Jewish publications around the world. He is also the creator of a weekly photo blog entitled Israel the Beautiful, which can be viewed at http://israelthebeautiful.blogspot.com/ You can view more of his work at www.goldenlightimages.com.

Yom HaZikaron: In Memory

May 1, 2008, by

Growing up in the United States, I never felt much emotion on either Memorial Day or Independence Day, which are marked more than a month apart. In Israel, Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut are two of the most somber and joyous days of the year. The proximity of the two holidays on the calendar – […]

Hilchot Pesach: Bedikat Chametz

June 29, 2006, by

BEDIKAT CHAMETZ Important Note: See addendum from OU Kosher at the bottom of the page for years in which erev Pesach falls on Shabbos, as it does in 2021 and 2025. WHEN TO PERFORM THE BEDIKA 1) On the eve of the fourteenth of Nissan one is required to search one’s home or domain for all […]