“And so Ibrahim Yassin, the Shia Muslim from Southern Lebanon become Avraham Sinai, an ultra-Orthodox Jew from the holy city of Safed. God sure does work in mysterious ways.”
“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.”
” Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.”
The New Srulik
“Israelis are like a cactus plant: supposedly tough on the outside, but delicate and sweet on the inside.”
“All my life people see me as ‘Other’, but I think it’s because they don’t understand who I really am. I don’t care. I live my life as I want to, and it’s an amazing one to live.”
“It’s about time people will understand that there is no difference between white & black, they’re only different shades, all on the same color spectrum.”
“I was born in Kerem HaTeimanim 75 years ago. Today, even though everything has changed I will never leave this place because it has a soul. A Soul that I won’t find anywhere else.”
I have a fetish for (-:
Tits for peace?
“In the play Lysistrata, women succeed in bringing about peace by withholding sexual privileges to their husbands – hopefully, if all the women in the Middle East withhold access of their breast, it will bring us an enduring peace as well.”
Tel Aviv’s First Amendment – freedom of religion, or freedom from religion.
“I don’t mind living in a man’s world, as long as I can be a woman in it.”
“I came from Beit Shemesh (a small town near Jerusalem) to the holy city of Tel Aviv because I always wanted to be a sinner. Among my sins, you’ll find eating pork and a fetish and admiration for transsexuals. I don’t believe in Heaven or in Hell because where one man finds sin is where another man finds pleasure and joy.”
“I’m not your typical Ultra Orthodox Jew. Wearing black doesn’t make you a better Jew – Faith comes from the inside out. I’m your modern hipster Jew.”
“I belong here. I exist whether you like it or not, I am not going anywhere.”
“I didn’t go to the ballot box today because all the politicians are the same. Once they’ve claimed their throne in Parliament, they tend to forget the people who sent them.”
Just another manic monday
“When your grandson will see the tattoo will you tell him about me?”
“My Mom Is Jewish and my Dad is Muslim so according to both sides I belong to the two religions simultaneously. It’s not an easy ride as you can imagine.”
“Listening to and playing the piano is like hopping into a time machine and going back to when I was a kid in Poland. Every note I play is like pressing a different memory cell.”
Clowns Without Borders
Seen at Rothschild boulevard
Meet Glory & Yonatan
“When pepole see me with Yonatan you can see the amazment on thier faces. They can’t comprehend why a black guy is holding a white baby.”
“Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself”.
Simba has just arrived in Tel Aviv.
Meet Simcha & Natan
“What kept us together all these years was a good sense of humor. We tend to look on the brighter side of life.”
Seen at Rothschild Boulevard.
Meet Zidan & Abdoul
“When people think about Africans they usually have the notion that we are all like the Graffiti figures behind us: Spear in one hand and a Bone stuck to our head.”
“I’m not your typical lawyer–I like sandals.”
“Women should dress the way they feel like and not let other people tell them what is right or wrong for them.”
The picture from Egypt
“This picture symbolizes for me what family is all about. It was taken in 1951 in Cairo and it’s a glimpse of the beautiful life we had in Egypt.”
“The fact that some people may consider me as an ‘old’ person doesn’t mean I need to neglect myself.”
“I was born in Iraq and as a kid I remember my father playing with the Masbaha.”
“The concept of ‘Tikun OLam’ blew my mind away and from that moment on I knew that I found my calling. Making this world a better place for all.”
“3 months ago I was the size of Homer Simpson. When I realized that it was becoming harder and harder to even tie my shoelaces I decided that I had to take drastic steps to lose weight.”
“Sometimes I feel like I’ve got the whole world right here in my hands.”
“I prefer to look like ‘Purim’ than like ‘Tisha B’av’.”
The Pursuit of Happiness
“It’s been a while since I’ve put my costume on and preformed on the street.”
Seen in the streets of Florentine.
Meet Hani & Zviki
“In the secular world, you fall in love. In our world – you grow in love.”
“I stopped believing in Godafter I had my accident but sometimes I still put Tefillin. I know it’s a paradox, but from my experience, life is full of them.”
“I am a religious Jew, I am Gay, and I am proud of them both.
We are all God’s children.”
Seen on Shenkin St.
“Clothes aren’t going to change the world. The women who wear them will.”
“The Star of David, The Mezuzah and my ‘dog tag’ are the symbols that I cherishmore than anything else.”
“If there is someone out there who is reading this and has been sexually assaulted, I want him or her to know that he will find the strength inside him as I did to survive the Hell he has been going through.”
Seen on Rothschild Boulevard.
“I love wearing Leopard Prints. I believe that fashion has to have some humor to it, and a little bit of a wink and that’s what I try to do.’
“It’s not perfect but it’s all yours.”
“It’s not easy being green.”
Seen on Nachalat Binyamin St.
In Tel Aviv, it’s easy to be pink.
Seen on King George st.
Seen on Rotschild Boulevard.
The first time I came to Tel Aviv I remember telling my self:
Seen on Allenby St.
Seen at the Central Bus Station.
“I don’t think there are viruses in the banking system. We just need to invest in a much humbler way.”
“I went to the auditions because I had nothing to lose, so I just said ‘what the hell?
“I prefer the chaotic life in Israel than the calm and systematic life in Denmark. The only thing I miss is the pork and the beer.”
“We don’t have wifi. talk to each other.”
Seen on Ahad Ha’am St.
When you’re a kid, colors don’t matter.
“The thing I regret the most is having only one child. Having kids is not a burden, it becomes one only if you decide it is.”
“Former War Correspondent. Quit the field after Tahrir as I realized every bullet has an address and it eventually finds you…”
“All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places
Worn out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
“I had an Iranian friend who wanted to visit Israel, so I told her to explore ‘Humans of Tel Aviv’ before in order to get a better understanding of what this city is all about.”
winter has come
My philosophy is simple: Live and let live.”
“We come in peace.”
Today in micro fashion…
“I knew there was a huge significance to the capture of Adolf Eichmann but I didn’t think at that time that it will be such an epic one.”
“I had an Egyptian prisoner friend who was convicted to death. On the morning of the sentencing, he asked to come and say goodbye. He looked at me through the bars and said: “I will never see my family again, but I know you will. I wish I had been Israeli.
The holy trinity.
“Did you ever hear about The Lost Tribes of Israel? Well, you’re looking at one of its descendants. I was born in Manipur (a state in northeastern India), and my family made Aliyah (immigration of Jews from the diaspora to the Land of Israel) when I was a year old.”
“I got my first tattoo when I was sixteen as part of my ‘rebellion’ against my parents. I don’t think my daughter will have one at that age. She will probably think it’s not that rebellious.”
“When I manage to stop a child from hitting another child, I feel that I accomplished my calling: saving little souls from being abused.”
“it’s not perfect but it’s all yours.”
TLV Fashion Week.
“The thing I miss the most is walking around naked. There is no greater sensation than feeling the breeze over your naked body.”
“I have been a carpenter for the past 40 years, but if I could turn back time I would rather be a sailor.”
“It’s amazing how social media changed my life. Ten years ago when I came here I felt all alone. Today I just need to log on Facebook, Twitter or Whatsapp and I get the latest news from back home.”
Seen on Herzl Street.
Tel Aviv’s Gay Pride Parade, taken on Bogroshov Street.
“I was born in Singapore and was raised as a Christian. All of my life I have been asking myself existential questions.”
Coming from the Jewish Ultra-Orthodox world, I got married when I was twenty and immediately found myself pregnant. I felt that I was living the life that someone else chose for me. It has been a hard and painful journey but in order to save myself I had to choose life. Freedom comes with a great cost that I will have to pay for for the rest of my life”.
Seen on Nachlat binyamin
“In New York it’s all about making money. In Tel Aviv it’s all about enjoying your money.”
“Malcolm X or Martin Luther king?”
Each one represents a different ball game.
Gay Pride Parade, Tel Aviv.
Seen on Rotschild Boulevard.
Easter came early this year…
Seen on the corner of HaAliyah anad Allenby , Tel Aviv.
“This is my hat for happy days”
Seen on Deizengoff St.
“She comes in colors everywhere she’s like a rainbow.”
Walk on by.
“Don’t wait 99 years to accomplish the things you really want to do in your life. Follow your dreams. In the worst case scenario you will be a little bit out of tune.”
Seen on Salame St.
The “Dust king”
“Dust in the wind is more than a line from a song – it’s my existential condition.
“My profession doesn’t define who I am, and neither do my clothes.”
In Tel Aviv there is a different matrix: it’s less organized and coherent then Finland, but you have a feeling it’s an organized chaos – in a good way. if I need to live in a matrix, I prefer it to be the Tel Avivian one.”
Seen on Deizengoff St.
Seen on Shuk Hacarmel.
Theodor Herzl 2.0
Seen on Neve tzedek.
Not all that glitters is gold.
OR, some things that do glitter really are gold.
Seen on Rotschild Boulevard.
Seen on Herzl street.
“Bring on the new
Wherever he may roam,”
“I am an animal doctor in this savage world of diplomacy and international affairs. Pursuing news all over the globe and always happy to come back to my home in Tel-Aviv.”
Seen on Manta Ray beach.
“The moment I saw the monument of the Warsaw ghetto in Poland I knew these characters deserve to be alive and not only remembered as statues.”
Seen on Salame st.
Tel Aviv’s Gay Pride Parade.
Meet Ori & Stalin
“I thought about getting a cat but my flatmate vetoed that decision so the next option was getting Stalin.”
Meet Natalie & Lola
“Overall in 2016 I will continue on “auto pilot” but if shit hits the fan I will of course consider calculating a new route.”
Meet Sasson & Yosi
“Sometimes I feel that Tel Aviv is the reincarnation of Sodom and Gomorrah because of the short skirts and the abundant of cleavages.”
“Wearing black doesn’t make you a better Jew – Faith comes from the inside out. I’m your modern hipster Jew.”
If you will it it is no dream?
Seen at Rabin square.
“Follow your heart and if your heart leads you to Tel Aviv, then follow it to Tel Aviv. don’t think too much, just come as fast as you can.”