After President Obama's speech about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Jewish world is abuzz with commentaries of various kinds. I do not believe that I can fairly and accurately address the nuances of the situation electronically. Generally, when discussing topics this sensitive and complex, I prefer to have face to face interactions.
The New York Times, however, has published two great photo spreads of Israeli society today. I believe that these photos represent the beauty, complexity, pain, and humor of life in Israel better than anything that could be expressed in the written word. I am so glad that they've published these two albums:
Israel with a Knowing Wink
From Exodus to Ethiopia
Enjoy and let me know what you think!