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Jackeens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 08:14 AM
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PHOTOS Tuning In
Edited on Thu Jun-04-09 08:21 AM by Jackeens
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Palestinian security forces at their headquarters in the West Bank city of Jenin

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Guests listen to U.S. President Barack Obama's speech in the Grand Hall of Cairo University

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A Kenyan watches a live broadcast of a speech by President Barack Obama in Nairobi, Kenya

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Iraqi men in Bahdad

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Palestinians at a coffee shop in Gaza City

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A man at a shopping center in Jerusalem

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Syrian women at a cafe in downtown Damascus, Syria

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A Palestinian man at an electronics shop in the West Bank city of Jenin

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Palestinians at their house in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip

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A lone man walks in an empty street at a usually crowded district of Cairo during the speech of US President Barack Obama

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Egyptians walk at a deserted Tahrir Square in Cairo during the speech of US President Barack Obama at Cairo University

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Egyptian citizens watch a televised broadcast of U.S. President Barack Obama delivering a speech in the Grand Hall of Cairo University

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A gym in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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A Turkish man in a shop in Istanbul

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A cafe in Kerbala, 80 km (50 miles) southwest of Baghdad

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A gym in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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A Palestinian family at their home in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah

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42-year-old Bilal Hussein Lafta, left, who spend two years in the American military detention at Camp Bucca, watches US President Barack Obama's speech with his family at their home in Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq

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A Lebanese man in a cafe in Beirut, Lebanon

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Indonesian men watch a TV showing President Barack Obama delivering his speech at a food stall in Jakarta, Indonesia

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Egyptians watch US President Barack Obama's key Middle East speech on TV in a coffee shop in the Islamic old city

www.daylife.com
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 08:16 AM
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1. Jackeens I love your posts but what is an "ultra-orthodox Jew?" picture 6.
Do you mean Hasidic? Or is there another group. Love the pics though.

:kick:
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Jackeens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 08:18 AM
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2. Hey vaberella, they're the captions from daylife.com - will change it!
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 08:21 AM
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4. Why change it?
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Jackeens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 08:22 AM
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5. Because I thought vaberella found the description offensive
Edited on Thu Jun-04-09 08:24 AM by Jackeens
I genuinely don't know, but in your Wiki definition it says it's "a term never used by those involved" - so I thought it best to change it.
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 08:24 AM
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6. No I wasn't offended...it was actually an honest question.
I know there are different types of Jews and I didn't know if there were other types of "ultra-orthodox Jew"----actually I don't like the "ultra," that struck me---orthodox is fine; but I wasn't sure if there were other orthodox Jews.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 08:25 AM
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7. (shrug) I didn't detect a connotation of offensiveness of the term in the wiki article...
Edited on Thu Jun-04-09 08:26 AM by BlooInBloo
But it's your post.

EDIT: Now those superduper double-dog orthodox Jews, yah, you might want to rephrase that one. :P
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Jackeens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 08:34 AM
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11. Okay, mass confusion here!
Sorry everyone! I just copied the daylife.com caption, I didn't stop to think that the 'ultra' bit might be offensive - and let's be honest, 'ultra' is a pretty extreme word! Again, reading that Wiki definition - ie it's a term never used by Haredi or Chareidi Jews themselves - I thought it best to change it.


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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 08:37 AM
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12. :) Rock on.
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 08:40 AM
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13. Thanks Jackeens...understood about the caption.
Who ever labeled them were probably quick.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 02:19 PM
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32. lol on
your "edit".
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 08:21 AM
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3. ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haredi_Judaism

Haredi or Chareidi<1> Judaism is the most theologically conservative form of Orthodox Judaism. A follower of Haredi Judaism is called a Haredi (Haredim in the plural). In non-Jewish circles, it is sometimes referred to as Ultra-Orthodox Judaism,<2><3><4> a term never used by those involved, who use the word Ḥaredi or other expressions instead.
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 08:26 AM
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8. Okay that's the answer to my question, thanks BIB.
So they were Haredi and not Hasidic? Thanks. I wasn't sure if there were other types of Orthodox Jews.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 08:27 AM
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9. :) Was a new one to me, as well. Makes me wonder which ones I used to see in Pittsburgh...
Mostly like a little of column A and a little of column B, I suppose.
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 08:43 AM
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Around NYC, it's mainly Hasidic Jews or their really the ones I'm aware of.
I've mainly seen the ones with the curls on the side of their hair.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 09:35 AM
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17. i think there are a few sects that would be considered ultra orthodox.
i live in a neighborhood that is heavily jewish, although i am not. there are a lot of the hasidim here. but there are also a lot of lubovichers, who i think could also be considered pretty orthodox. they do not practice birth control, and mostly avoid doctors. lots of big families. i had 4 home births, and a lot of them used the same docs. they also stick to the kosher laws, and all that.
hope that does not seem like a crass definition. i do not know the ins and outs.
i think there are a couple of other sects, but i am not sure.
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 09:51 AM
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18. They have names...."ultra" is not the name.
Hence my problem. I don't care how some people describe them or how they are described, but they have a proper name and that's what I took issue with. I could even take Orthodox Jew because there are Orthodox or Traditionalist Catholics. However, each group has a proper name...and as such I wanted to know if there were other groups that were orthodox since I know of Hasidic Jews.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 10:17 AM
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22. yeah, i get it.
good on you.
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 08:28 AM
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10. They love the water pipes
Don't they?
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grizgetmystoagie Donating Member (101 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 08:43 AM
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14. Big time smokers
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 10:02 AM
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19. Love them myself!
I dont smoke them, but they sure do look cool.
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Magleetis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 10:06 AM
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20. What are they smoking?
tobacco? or something else?
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 10:22 AM
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23. Weed
:)
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sarah553807 Donating Member (329 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 11:25 AM
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24. tobacco
usually flavored
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 08:48 AM
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15. great pictures and I only do hope some good will come out
in what he said today.
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Sebass1271 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 09:30 AM
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16. Wow!!!.. their lives stop to listen to our president, while
ours in the west continues like if he is a nobody. This is one of the reasons why our country is targeted by the international community as egocentric and self-centered. We don't care about what happens beyond our shores. Meanwhile the international community is so well informed as to what happens within our shores. it's amazing!!
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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 02:10 PM
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27. I think what is outstanding about this
is that they have stopped their lives for a few moments to listen to our American president. I don't recall that ever happening with Bush.

And to be fair, we see Obama on TV every day, practically. It is not rare here. There would be something wrong if we were being treated to a special rare appearance, don't you think?
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 02:15 PM
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29. they know more than us, they are more politically savvy.
and they read.
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Flying Dream Blues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 10:14 AM
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21. Jackeens, more great pics as always. Thanks for the peek around the world...
it gives me such hope to see this.
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Terran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 12:44 PM
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25. Great post--thank you
I got a little verklempt looking at these pictures, because I can't help but feel that Obama inspires something in the people of these nations that they haven't had a lot of lately--hope. They see, I think, that he is serious about changing the course of history, and that things may get better. That's *our* President, and I'm so proud of him.

:loveya:
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 02:07 PM
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26. Thank you VERY VERY much Jakeens!!!
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 02:12 PM
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28. Awesome!!!!!
I stayed up late to watch the speech, so actually just got up. What a wonderful "good morning".

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4lbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 02:15 PM
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30. Excellent pictures, Jackeens!
Edited on Thu Jun-04-09 02:19 PM by 4lbs
Interesting how most of Egypt shut down to listen to President Obama's speech.

Also, when I learned that Cairo University has around 200,000 students, my jaw was agape! I believe it's also one of the world's oldest universities, originally dating back some 1100 years old or so. Although in it's current form, it's about 100 years old.

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 02:18 PM
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31. These are the best..the reactions from
people all over the MidEast! Thanks Jackeens~
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 08:07 PM
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33. K&R
These are great pics. It reminds me of the pics from around the world on election night.
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