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Bruce Shaffer

Bruce Shaffer
From Jerusalem and Boulder, photographer/contributing writer Bruce Shaffer muses on Israel and things Jewish. Bruce is an agent/consultant for freelancers and presenters, volunteers extensively for projects and organizations in Israel and the U.S., teaches photography to youth in Israel and the West Bank, leads Torah study at Bonai Shalom when in Boulder and is a member Storahtelling's Mile High Mavens. During 2005-2010, he developed unique Israel trips for ByahadTREX and made aliyah (Israeli citizenship) in 2013. Day jobs: happy homemaker in two terrific towns, and of-counsel to an awesome law firm, Perlick Legal Counsel. Visit www.hiddensparksphotogaphy.com

Heard in Israel: Earth Walk Post-Rocks the House

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Diamonds in the rough & tumble DIY music world are hard to find, but I stumbled upon four blessed, pointy little heads in Jerusalem in a band called Earth Walk.

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Boys to Tanks: a Mother’s Son Joins the IDF

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Hundreds of hungry, freshly trained soldiers, including Rachel’s son, Shalev, anxiously await the familial feasts that precede an Israeli Defense Forces induction ceremony...

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Poll: Masterchef Beats Netanyahu

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Some of the tension between American Jews and Israelis can be attributed to the difficulty the former has in seeing Israel through the eyes of the latter...

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The GA Goes GaGa

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Give kavod where it’s due. This was way more than cool decor and oversized pictures of thick frames on Jewish It-girls&boys. (Photos)

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Scene in Israel: 30 Minutes in Ramle

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If you’ve only got 30 minutes in Israel, check out the shuk (market) in Ramle. Pound for pound, there’s more IL packed into this down home shuk than anywhere east of the beach. Photo slideshow.

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