A Christian nun passes in front of a graffiti which was spray-painted by artist Solomon Souza over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, Israel, on April 5, 2017.
A model acts as she is being filmed for a new public relations campaign by the , at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, Israel, on April 5, 2017.
Eshtaol Forest, Israel, March 2017
Horses are seen grazing at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Har Brakha, located on the southern ridge of Mount Gerizim near the Palestinian city of Nablus, on March 22, 2017.
The high priest of the ancient Samaritan community, Ovadia Cohen, poses for a portrait on Mount Gerizim, near the West Bank Palestinian city of Nablus, on March 22, 2017.
According to tradition, the Samaritans are descendants of the northern Israelite tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, who survived the destruction of the Kingdom of Israel (Samaria) by the Assyrians in 722 BCE. Samaritans follow four principles of faith: One God – the God of Israel; One Prophet – Moses son of Amram; One Holy Book – The Torah, the first five books of the Bible and one Holy Place – Mount Gerizim. Today, the small community numbers about 700 people, approximately half of them live in a village at Mount Gerizim, near the Palestinian city of Nablus, and the rest in the Israeli city of Holon, south of Tel Aviv.
I had a wonderful time photographing Israeli journalist Sara Beck who created "Zusha" - an online repository of Hasidic tales. Her goal is to collect thousands of Hasidic tales and make them available to the public in a modern and accessible digital format.
Zusha Website (Hebrew only) http://www.zusha.org.il/
A bird flies over an orchard in Moshav Nir Yisrael, southern Israel, March 2017
A worker uses a chainsaw to cut tree branches, as he performs cleaning and maintenance work at the Holiday Inn Hotel in the city of Ashkelon, Israel, March 2017
An afternoon spent photographing a cool family event which included rappelling and other fun activities turned out to be even more successful, with great views from Shilat Cliff, overlooking the Modiin Valley and the West Bank Jewish settlement of Hashmonaim.