9. "Grace After Meals": placards at a roadside cafe, paired with painted portrait of Israel Abuhaseira, a sephardic rabbi thought to work miracles, Jordan Valley.
Inside a cafe next to abandoned military tanks I found this surreal conjunction of imagery. A painted portrait, eyes reflected in the stainless steel counter, was the prominent fixture. Printed handouts were displayed next to it, labeled "Birkat HaMazon," which in Hebrew means "Grace After...more »