Saturday, September 26, 2009

Stock Photography of Sukkoth

Sukkot or Feast of the Tabernacles Sometimes spelled Sukkot Succos, Succoth
is a Jewish Holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (late September to late October). It is one of the three biblical pilgrim festivals when it was traditional for Jews to visit the Temple in Jerusalem.

The holiday lasts seven days. The word Sukkot is the plural of the Hebrew word sukkah, meaning booth or hut. The sukka is reminiscent of the type of the fragile dwellings in which the ancient Israelites dwelt during their 40 years of wandering in the desert after the Exodus from Egypt. Throughout the holiday the sukkah becomes the living area of the house, and all meals are eaten in it. Some believers even sleep in the sukkah On each day of the holiday, members of the household recite a blessing over the Four Spices

Etrog or Ethrog or citron

Lulav or palm branch

Hadas - Myrtle

Aravah - Willow

all this are inspected closely the verify the quality

a slide show of a selection of our Sukkot stock images to follow

Sukkoth stock photograpjy - Images by photostock-israel .

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Jewish New Year and High Hilidays

Being based in the Holyland, one of the main topics we cover is religion
We cover all four: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the too often forgotten Bahai

The Jewish New Year Ended on last Sunday while the Muslim Ramadan is soon to end. In a couple of days some of the Jews will be fasting and praying on Yom Kippur. As there is no car traffic other Jews will be riding bicycles in the streets This is the quietest day of the year.

5 Days after Yom Kippur The Jews celebrate Sukkoth

But that will be covered in another post
Have a Happy New year
Shana Tova

Wishing you a Shana Tova - Images by photostock-israel .

Monday, September 21, 2009

First post - Goals and Ideas I have for future posts

Hi All

Being my first post I am actually trying this out for size
I have a few ideas I would like to share on this blog in future posts but for now I am just checking it out

I am a stock photographer or personal site but my main source of income is from managing the Israeli stock Agency based in Tel Aviv, Israel

We started off with 4 photographers 5 years ago now we represent 60 local talent and our archive has grown to 27,000 images

Slideshow 0906 Summer vacation - Images by photostock-israel .

For my next posts I plan to talk about some of the images or topics we have on file. Some photography business related issues. And other topics that hit my fancy at the time. Also I am open to suggestions from readers and would love to answer any question you may that I CAN

Have a great year 5770