I took these pictures during a recent trip in Israel, a country that I know quite perfectly because 50% of my family lives in this country and I often travel there.
I took the first photo when I was strolling in the old market of Zefat, I started to hear a very beautiful and cheerful Hebraic music and a hundred of people (tourists, inhabitants ?) were singing along and filming the scene. There was a pure joy and an extraordinary fervor coming from the inside of this market and it was something that moved me because I had never wittnessed such candid passion and emotion emanating from a simple song played on a guitar and a shofar.
I managed to get through the crowd and I found the guys who were at the origin of all this joyful mess. The guitarist had one of the most divine voice I've ever heard, and I don't believe in god but I think they might have been struck by some kind of divine grace.
I never knew why they were singing in these streets and why everybody was so happy but this moment will stay in my memory.
On the second picture, I was in front of the western wall and a big bunch of bikers (I think they were 150) came by surprise to support policemen who have been attacked by armed people (it was a period of political and civil tension). A very patriotic moment.
Then I took the third picture while I was leaving the old city of Jerusalem. These kids seemed to be hostile towards photography but I couldn't help myself...