Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Jerusalem Harp Bridge still stands tall.

The interesting thing about this bridge that it looks different depending upon where you are in the city.  a view that I took on the way into the city a few days ago.  The bridge is standing straight up.  Other places it looks like it it lying down.  Amazing!

This an all of the pictures on this blog were taken by me using a cellphone.  This was taken with a Galaxy Note 2.

Rachael Alice Orbach - roving photographer and English Teacher

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Jerusalem for now and forever! Jews for Jews and Keep Israel Strong!

 The symbol of Jerusalem was aptly chosen.  We are the hidden lions. When we are attacked we grow stronger.  The Public has had enough with false compassion on those who would harm us. We need action to protect our public places, our men, our women, our children.  Must we hide?  No, let us be strong like the lion and defend ourselves with a roar that will be heard around the world! Am Yisrael Chai!

I'm not afraid to put my  name: Rachael Alice Orbach

Thursday, October 16, 2014

We say Goodbye to the Succah, but not after taking a picture

The Succot Holiday this year was very special with many memories, the thunder storm, the wind,  a concert, and it being a Shmitta year, already there are some vegetables that have "Kidushat Shmitta" so we have to be very careful with them.   Enjoy and keep the memories fresh throughout the year!

Rachael Alice - Roving Photographer!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Morning Clouds are the Best!

This is the vision that I saw a few days ago from another direction.  You can see the clouds moving!

Rachael Alice Orbach - roving photographer in Jerusalem 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sky full of Clouds - Jerusalem after sunrise

I looked a few days ago and this is what I saw outside, Just Beautiful!  -
Jerusalem at its best in the fall!  Come visit and enjoy the beautiful weather!

Rachael Alice Orbach

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

First Cloud in the Valley Day of the Fall - Jerusalem

First Cloud in the Valley in Jerusalem - a reminder from the Holy, One Blessed be He, Hashem that the world is indeed beautiful .  Rachael Alice Orbach -

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A door in Jerusalem

Such a door, color coordinated with the Mailbox and the tiles, caught my eye as I was walking to an appointment in Jerusalem.

Traveling Hair Salon can come to you in Jerusalem! - use the contact form on the site!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The view of Givat Shaul Industrial section

You can see History in the making in Jerusalem.  This area used to be the Kanfei Nesharim airport over 60 years ago, but now it is a bustling industrial and shopping center in the western part of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is still surrounded by the forest, giving the city its "green lung." 

Rachael Alice Orbach      

Monday, August 18, 2014

Jerusalem just gets more beautiful everyday!

Most of the time we think of downtown Jerusalem as very busy, the train goes round and round, but here is a nice corner for meditation.  But, no place to sit, really, Ok, a standing meditation.

Rachael Alice Orbach - Roving Hairdresser and . . . photographer. PM me if you want to make an appointment for a haircut - women, girls, boys under 9 only. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Prayer for the Israel Defense Forces

Pray for the Israel Defense Forces that they achieve all the objectives, and finish the job once and for all!

Rachael Alice 

Monday, July 7, 2014

MDA - Support the Hard working volunteers who make it all possible!

This the MDA, Magen David Adom.  If you have ever had to call an ambulance, then you know about their good work.  In every situation, at any time of the day or night, even on Shabbat, the volunteers are our boys and girls who help the sick.  Any time you hear an ambulance siren know that they are giving of their time and effort.  All the volunteers have undergone intensive Emergency Medical training, and are well equipped for any emergency.
If you need to call them just pick up any phone and call 101.  For more information in Hebrew call:

by: Rachael Alice Orbach

Thursday, June 26, 2014

#BringBackOurBoys and sign the petition!

A poignant picture taken today from the American Consulate in Jerusalem, #BringBackOurBoys!

 Say Tehillim and sign this petition

Rachael Alice - Traveling Hair Salon

I am in Talpiot next week on Wednesday! Call or e-mail to reserve your appointment!

Monday, June 23, 2014

A look from the past! Rachael demonstrating in 2000

Rachael demonstrating in the year 2000. 

This picture was taken when I was with the Zionist Book Club headed by David Perkins. We were out demonstrating in the year 2000against Ehud Barak's government.  We made a lot of noise during his weekly cabinet meeting. Every week we were in the Rose Garden, saying Psalms, listening to speeches and making noise.  People say that demonstrations don't have an effect, but I think that we annoyed Barak.  His government didn't last long and we made our voice heard.

In today's situation, if you don't make your voice heard, then you are one of the ones who agree with the kidnapping of children who were coming home from school to become political pawns.  Is that right?  Is it ethical? Would an Arab woman want her son to be abducted?  I would venture to say no. As Abbas says " We are human too."

Start to act like it, residents of Ramallah.   Enter the human race and protest! Show the world that you don't agree! Because if you stay silent, then you actually do agree with kidnapping.  If you complain that  you can't get to your jobs and that there are roadblocks, and security checks, know that we do this for a reason.  We don't want to get blown up.  We are protecting ourselves against violence that is directed against Israeli civilians by Arab terrorists.   Show the world that you don't agree with terrorism.  That you are part of the civilized human race.

Sign this petition to get our Boys Back

It is not a lot but if we can work together and get 1,000,000 signatures it might make a difference 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Jerusalem Mailbox

I was walking in the neighborhood and this mailbox caught my eye. I then transformed it using PaperArtist. Nice.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Summer is in Jerusalem now!

I pronounce that summer is officially started in Jerusalem, Yesterday on Shavout, the temperature didn't even go down at midnight, it was 81 F degrees! Today the temperature will go up to 29 C, that is 84 F, so take your water bottles, and sunhats! 

Rachael Orbach

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Jerusalem Day, Remember the Har HaBayit

Jerusalem Day Song

My prayer is a song
A Psalm with an ever-changing Melody
Levels of meaning dance around familiar and foreign words
I stand in Song and Silence
Neither a more prominent communication with G-d
Drink the essence, the sweet savor in the unity that is Jerusalem

Rachael Alice Orbach

Here is how we want to see the Har Habayit, back in Jewish hands, with the Holy Temple built may it be done speedily in our days!  This is like the view if you were sitting on Mt. of Olives, with a super zoom camera.  We need the Cohenim, the Levi'im and all of Am Yisrael to really pray for this to happen!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Lag B'Omer in Jerusalem

When do we light the bonfires for the memory of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, the writer of the Zohar? 

According to the Chief Rabbanate, since there is not a Torah law, nor even a Rabbanic law to light bonfires in his memory, if the 33rd day of the Omer falls on Shabbat, like it did this year, then the bonfires should be pushed off until the next day to avoid any and all violations of Shabbat.  The same applies to Rosh Hashana, Succot and the reading of the Megilla.  These are Torah and Rabbanic customs, and there is no blowing of the Shofar on Shabbat, no waving of the Four Species on Shabbat and no reading of the Megialla on Shabbat.  Also, the contemporary holidays of Israeli Memorial day of the Soldiers and Israeli Independence Day are pushed off a day for the Honor of Shabbat. 

This same logic should apply to bonfires.  In the rest of the world, the memorial of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai is not marked with a bonfire, it is against the law to light fires anywhere you want.  If you want a bonfire, you must get a permit from the fire department, and even then you have to have it in a place where there is supervision, as well as have a large quantity of sand and water in order to put it out when you are finished. You are not allowed to let a fire burn itself out.  There can't be even an ember burning.  

But last night there were some bonfires as you can see.  It would be much better that people would actually open the Zohar and study the real fire of the Torah instead of burning wood.

So, if you have to burn, then tonight, Sunday night is the time to do this.  and Happy Lag B'Omer. 

Rachael Alice 
Now is the time to schedule your long-overdue hair cut! 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sunset Shadow in Jerusalem

The sunset casts a shadow, today was a bit cloudy, a bit colder for this time of year!

Sunday night will be the Bonfire Night of Lag B'Omer.  For those of you who have the custom to get your hair cut now, please call as soon as possible to set up your appointment!

Rachael Alice

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Model of Jerusalem at the Israel Museum

This is what Jaffa gate used to look like over 2000 years ago.  And when you look up you could have seen the Temple!  We spent Israel's Independence Day there, imagining what it would have been like to have lived in the peaceful time before the Romans came.  . . .

Rachael Alice

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Jerusalem Landmark ETZ CHAIM Yeshiva for RENT!!!

The Landmark Yeshiva where many Torah Luminaries and Public Figures studied from the 1900's until only a few years ago is now for RENT!  I can only hope that it will not turn into a Shopping Mall or other type of commercial enterprise. We can pray that it will be another Torah institution of learning.


Rachael Alice

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Take a Break TODAY! Only 30 minutes from Jerusalem

I just couldn't resist to show you this wonderful deal on a place to take the kids, that is like going to a zimmer in the North, but you don't have a long drive, and there is separate swimming, a sauna, Jacuzzi,  BBQ. Just the place to relax go swimming!

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

First light on Erect Shabbat Hagadol

The dawn of the last Shabbat before Pesach Savor the sweet taste of your Challah and be proud that we cam enjoy these privileges here in the Holy City of Jerusalem

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Blessing on the Trees The Month of Nissan

This is the tree in Givat Shaul where the nice people who live at Kehati 5 planted the cherry tree many years ago.  They put up the proper blessing for passersby to fulfill the commandment to bless the trees of Israel every year in the month of Nissan. As you can see there are flowers on the tree, making this a proper tree to bless at this time.   I stopped by yesterday and blessed.  I have done so every year since I came to Israel.  May you be blessed as you bless the land! 

Rachael Alice

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Good morning Jerusalem

Last day to sleep in! Tonight we move the clocks forward one hour. This means that in order to get enough sleep you should go to bed one hour earlier! Does this ever happen? Yeah right!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Driving in Jerusalem

I was driving on Herzl Blvd last week and I couldn't resist. I did not get a ticket. I don't think that you are supposed to take pictures while driving. . .
Rachael Alice
My schedule is getting full if you need the traveling hair salon from now until Pesach call now

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Jerusalem Marathon

The Jerusalem Marathon will take place on March 21 Go to the muncipal website for exact details These ads are up all over the city. Watch out for traffic problems during the Marathon

Rachael Alice

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Holyland Tower in Ramat Sharet Jerusalem

This project was a bit problematic, it consists of many towers that now dominate the skyline of Jerusalem.  They don't really fit with the rest of the city. But we have gotten used to them after 10 years.

Rachael Alice
Hair dresser in Jerusalem
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Inside The Central Bus Station Jerusalem

The Central Bus Station in Jerusalem anywhere you want to go you can get there from here.  Rachael Alice from the Traveling hair salon at your service

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Almost sunset in Jerusalem

A view from the Holyland area in Jerusalem

Rachael Alice
Musician and Music Teacher roams the city of Jerusalem.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Inside the Old City of Jerusalem!

This is one of the walk ways inside the Old City of Jerusalem.  It is a pleasure to go there nowadays because of the train, you don't have to park, and you can walk in the beautiful spring weather.


Rachael Alice
The Traveling Hair Salon is on the Move again!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

On the hilltop protecting Jerusalem!

Not every one realizes that as Jerusalem grows, we are protecting more and more the land of Israel.  Each new building, each new resident helps and contributes to the economy and well being of the Land of Israel. These buildings do create facts on the ground.  We are the vanguard!

Rachael Alice

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Good Morning Jerusalem

I took this picture during my early morning walk in the neighborhood.  The sun is trying to come out and melt all the rest of the snow!  Yes, there are still places where you can see the dirty snow on the sidewalk, that has not yet melted.  I am still wearing boots because sometimes you step into a puddle that you didn't know was there.

There is a rumor that there will be another snow storm on the way, but I don't believe it! Today is the Jewish Rosh Hodesh, of the month of Shvat, so in two weeks we will have Tu Bshvat, the New Year of the Trees, which is the beginning of the beginning of spring.

Rachael Alice
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