Friday, October 16, 2015


Live Streaming my Israeli Neighborhood

by Reb Akiva @ Mystical Paths

I’m live streaming from my window in Israel.  I’m not sure why I’m doing this…some vague notion of providing CCTV coverage for the neighborhood in case of a terrorism incident – or something like that.  Or not.  As there is a lot of construction in the area (it’s a new unfinished neighborhood – with lots of Arab construction workers) there is some potential for attacks in the stabbing wave that’s hit Israel.

How’s a camera going to help with that?  No idea.  But maybe you can help watch too.  It’s facing the primary bus stop on the street and the edge of the neighborhood shopping center.

Anyway, it’s online now – not sure how long I’ll leave it on.  CHECK IT OUT HERE.  (no sound – just video)  (does not work on iPads or phones – laptop browsers only with Flash)

If you’re reading this on the Mystical Paths blog website, you can also watch it embedded below [if you have Flash] (but if you go to the link – it also has a chat window)…


  1. The neighborhood needs more trees and/or flowers, but I guess that would end up being a security issue. I don't think I could live in a city of stones and concrete. I'd rather be surrounded by tall trees, ferns, and flowers. There's a reason the Baal Shem Tov frequented the forest. Being close to Ha-Shem's creation restores the soul. Being close to mankinds' caves of steel ... not so much.

  2. You're right. We await the tender mercies of the city to get around to that stage of completing the neighborhood. Fortunately we're surrounded by green hills.

  3. Are you able to trek into those green hills to pray without security concerns? With everything going on in the country, I'd be armed and would never travel without an armed buddy to watch my back, even when doing hitbodedut. I trust in Ha-Shem, but I'd rather not die the death of a martyr - not that I'm even remotely worthy of it. I've been saving up to have some trees planted in the Holy Land. I really miss the forest I knew in my youth. The older I get, the more I long to see it again. Ha-Shem willing, maybe next year. Who knows?


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