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Mount of Olives \ House with a large Israeli flag on the Mount of Olives
Photographer: © RomKri Date: 26.05.2010 Photo number: 15741 Views: 42k
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Great Synagogue
As early as 1923 the Chief Rabbis of Israel, Abraham Kook and Jacob Meir, mooted plans for a large central synagogue in Jerusalem. It was over 30 years later in 1958 when Heichal Shlomo, seat of the Israeli Rabbinate, was founded, that a small synagogue was established within the building. As time progressed and the need for more space grew, services were moved and held in the foyer of Heichal Shlomo. Soon afterwards, when the premises could not hold the number of worshippers attending, it was decided that a new, much larger synagogue be built.
Photographer: © pmos_nmos Date: 18.04.2009 Photo number: 8767 Views: 29k
ORT Beverly Minkoff Junior High School
22 July 2009
Ort Jerusalem is comprised of 17 classes with a total of 510 students from the Jerusalem area. The school has laboratories for science, technology and arts, a large number of up-to-date computers and equipment, a gymnasium and a new sports field. The school offers special programs designed to realize the students’ potential such as: ETGAR (Challenge) classes for outstanding students in math, English and sciences as well as extra-curricular programs in various subjects
Photographer: © Valery Dembitsky Date: 23.07.2009 Photo number: 10120 Views: 10k
ORT Beverly Minkoff Junior High School
22 July 2009
Ort Jerusalem is comprised of 17 classes with a total of 510 students from the Jerusalem area. The school has laboratories for science, technology and arts, a large number of up-to-date computers and equipment, a gymnasium and a new sports field. The school offers special programs designed to realize the students’ potential such as: ETGAR (Challenge) classes for outstanding students in math, English and sciences as well as extra-curricular programs in various subjects
Photographer: © Valery Dembitsky Date: 23.07.2009 Photo number: 10118 Views: 12k
The Flamingo Pond
The David Lauffer Flamingo Pond is home to three flocks of flamingoes. The Caribbean flamingoes from Cuba are the most brightly coloured of the three. They are very close relatives of the Greater flamingoes, and are generally regarded as a race of the same species. Greater flamingoes (Phoenicopterus ruber) can be found in the Middle East, and occasionally appear in Israel's few remaining wetlands in winter. They have a much broader geographical range than the physically smaller Lesser flamingoes (Phoeniconaias minor), but both species reside in Africa and parts of Asia.

The striking coloration of these birds is the product of a diet rich in red pigments. In the wild, flamingoes eat large amounts of very small crustaceans to give them their rich colour. In captivity, the pink color is often enhanced by the addition of red-pigmented ingredients such as beets and carrots, as well as sweet paprika and other natural items, to give a bold and beautiful plumage.

http://www.jerusalemzoo.org.il/english/upload/tour/flamingo.html
Photographer: © RomKri Date: 28.10.2005 Photo number: 2672 Views: 20k
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Flamingo
The David Lauffer Flamingo Pond is home to three flocks of flamingoes. The Caribbean flamingoes from Cuba are the most brightly coloured of the three. They are very close relatives of the Greater flamingoes, and are generally regarded as a race of the same species. Greater flamingoes (Phoenicopterus ruber) can be found in the Middle East, and occasionally appear in Israel's few remaining wetlands in winter. They have a much broader geographical range than the physically smaller Lesser flamingoes (Phoeniconaias minor), but both species reside in Africa and parts of Asia.

The striking coloration of these birds is the product of a diet rich in red pigments. In the wild, flamingoes eat large amounts of very small crustaceans to give them their rich colour. In captivity, the pink color is often enhanced by the addition of red-pigmented ingredients such as beets and carrots, as well as sweet paprika and other natural items, to give a bold and beautiful plumage.


http://www.jerusalemzoo.org.il/english/upload/tour/flamingo.html
Photographer: © RomKri Date: 28.10.2005 Photo number: 2678 Views: 21k
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large view-western wall
Photographer: © Ori.K Date: 15.04.2006 Photo number: 4687 Views: 15k