Thursday, April 8, 2010

Chossid On Chol Hamoed

Believe it or not, my readers are starting to do my work for me :)
Even though I was a bit busier than usual in my kitchen this Yom Tov, I received a number of reader submissions for my "Chossid on Chol Hamoed" series (one came from as far away as Israel) and I thank you all for playing.
I've chosen this photo, taken at Votee Park because it's less controversial than last year's shot and even though you can't see the children off playing elsewhere, you can see the hand of a chassidishe girl who was hiding behind a tree taking the same shot as the photographer.

Thanks again to my "wishing to remain anonymous" contributor along with all my other contributors. Keep those photos and comments coming!
(Guest posts are also welcome, though I do reserve the right to make the final determination as to whether the post fits the 'flavor' of the blog)


BLD said...

Why is everyone taking these pictures like we are in a zoo looking at exotic animals ? Oooooh look how they dress and they're in a modern setting! Look at that contrast!
Would we want chassidim looking/photographing Yekkes showing how they dress like the Goyim ? Is anyone proud of that ?BLD is calling for removal of these "exotic" pictures in the spirit of Ahavas Yisroel.

G6 said...


I'm truly sorry you feel that way, but the photos will stay.

I'm not sure if you are familiar with the crest that I use for my profile image, though I've discussed it in the past. "Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pans".

I never once insulted the chassidishe garb nor wrote anything as blatantly insulting as you just did. I was always very proud of my photos and thought they were beautiful. I never meant anything disparaging about them at all.

The photos stand, in their diversity, as a testament to my Ahavas Yisroel and perhaps even my desire to show commonality.

Shosh said...

i just looked at your post from last pesach. that picture is awesome! so is the boat one. i wish id known about this contest when I was at the zoo this past chol hamoed....ill have to get one on sukkos!

G6 said...

Shosh -

I'm glad you "get it" and like it. I think my photos are beautiful. I especially love the boating one as well.

Please take pics for me next chol hamoed :D

I didn't have a contest running, which is why the influx of photos was so pleasing to me.
I love "audience participation" in my blog in all forms.