The Orthodox Jew comes to The Western Wall.
Orthodox Judaism is a formulation of Judaism that adheres to a relatively strict interpretation and application of the laws and ethics first canonized in the Talmudic texts ("Oral Torah") and as subsequently developed and applied by the later authorities known as the Gaonim, Rishonim, and Acharonim.
Orthodox Judaism is characterized by belief that the Torah and its laws are Divine, were transmitted by God to Moses, are eternal, and are unalterable; belief that there is also an oral law in Judaism, which contains the authoritative interpretation of the written Torah's legal sections, and is also Divine by virtue of having been transmitted by God to Moses along with the Written Law, as embodied in the Talmud, Midrash, and innumerable related texts, all intrinsically and inherently entwined with the written law of the Torah; belief that God has made an exclusive, unbreakable covenant with the Children of Israel to be governed by the Torah; adherence to Halakha, or Jewish law, including acceptance of codes, mainly the Shulchan Aruch, as authoritative practical guidance in application of both the written and oral laws, as well as acceptance of halakha-following Rabbis as authoritative interpreters and judges of Jewish law; belief in Jewish eschatology. Orthodox beliefs may be most found in their adherence to the thirteen Jewish principles of faith as stated by the Rambam (Maimonides).
Although Orthodox Jews are expected to observe all 613 mitzvot, certain core practices are generally considered essential to being Orthodox and converts are generally required to promise to observe:
• Refraining from murder, idolatry, and certain biblically-prohibited sexual practices such as adultery and incest (See Self-sacrifice under Jewish law).
• Shabbat, refraining from activities that violate the Jewish sabbath, and Jewish holidays.
• Kashrut, the Jewish dietary laws.
• Taharat Hamishpacha, the laws of family purity, restricting sexual relations for a prescribed period around menstruation and after childbirth.
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Jeppo (17645) 2009-02-14 2:53
I like this shot...you captured the dynamic walk of this man very well and the juxtaposition with the golden stone on the BG is excellent
JanD (0) 2009-02-14 4:14
Great scene, great work. Interesting wall. Good contrast. Perfect take.
fritzi007 (12518) 2009-02-14 4:34
Ein sehr nachdenklicher Herr, voll im Gedanken, mir geht es ab und zu auch so! Ein perfektes Foto und Text, gratuliere!
bobocortis (16026) 2009-02-14 11:14
An excellent portrait with an amazing contrast between yellow and black paints.
Well done, best regards.
siamesa (28127) 2009-02-14 13:31
Excellent explanation and excellent picture .Very well appropriated. TFS
tedesse (25135) 2009-02-14 15:50
Ladny kadr,ciekawa scena.
Piekna tonacja i swiatlo.
trekks (14348) 2009-02-14 23:45
I think you have caught at a perfect moment of crossing in front of the wall to make a great contrast, with head down and thoughtful. Very good portrait shot.
ymrk (15085) 2009-02-15 1:00
A well composied with a walks by old man views is original.i like a that wall colors,and its factors...Very well capture!
jhm (160881) 2009-02-15 3:57
Thank you very much for the interesting note, I learn very gladly.
The dark silhouette of the man with hat, bent head and a walk along the wall, excellent moment
Sharpness and clarity are superb. TFS
Have a nice sunday,
gokanlam (6605) 2009-02-15 11:04
very nice light yellow effect on the wall, because the man and the wall create a nice contrast together.. you had caught his step on the right time.. and his thoughtful mood is well too..
have a nice week,
BWJ (3094) 2009-02-15 12:17
I like this man's step and his look of being in deep thought. Nice dynamics to your photo. Good sharpness, DOF, colors and contrast. Thank you for the informative note.
jlynx (12647) 2009-02-16 6:03
It's surely one from most interested photoes in your collection. Only stone- wall, the lonesome head and the determined march toward of the westerly wall. Simple composition and determined framing. It pleases!
Best regards with Mosiny,
Disabled_A (0) 2009-02-16 10:45
even in the small thumbnail this photo attracted me! a dark - practically black - figure of a strange shape at the bottom against a brightly sunlit wall. Almost a symbolic character, I would say!... One might say a lot about the manner this guy is walking.
Very good capture; very good composition!
ЗЫ. Сергей, я тут еще подумала насчет описания к фото... не знаю, как другие, а я почти не воспринимаю сплошной текст без пробелов (особенно когда много информации) :(
Если можно, то разделяйте его на небольшие абзацы с пробелами ;-) Пусть будет лучше визуально длиннее, но зато читабельно и понятно :)
Может, и другим так же тяжело читать?
Fis2 (107388) 2009-02-18 8:30
Ciekawa scena z zycia, interesujacy kadr.
I like the composition and frame.
Good colours and light.
Haroszaja rabota ;)
KevRyan (22956) 2009-03-07 3:29
A great composition Serghei and perfectly timed for the man's mid-stride and self contained attitude - everything about him supports your very detailed note.
best wishes Kev
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2009-03-09 13:53
Привет, Serghei -
An interesting character study which captures the feeling of an Orthodox Jew well. (I've had a lot to do with the Orthodox over the years, though I was never anywhere near so traditional.)
xramm (1831) 2010-07-29 11:39
Very good posture of man walking. He seems preoccupied with something. nice textures around good colors.
kennyblack (4207) 2012-12-05 11:35
You caught a beautiful moment of a person deep in thought with a good contrast and excellent POV. Beautiful and interesting as well as a complete unknown. Thank you.
Have a nice evening, best regard 's .... Marino