Houston Photographer - Amalya Shandelman
Ask any tree. It takes time to put down roots.
Those cultures that have stood the test of time can surely claim that in their favor.
Some peoples have traditions that are VERY old: measured in not just centuries, but millennia.
The culture of Judaism reaches back that far. Its most fundamental traditions are not mere custom, but actual law, with a very precisely and rigorously documented history.
In my photographic presentation I evoke just a small number of those.
A tree with deep roots is likely to have luxurious foliage too, and, if it is that kind of tree, even tasty fruit.
The far-reaching human achievements of which Jewish roots are the underpinnings are in wide evidence.