Moments of Grace – Rays of Light

To celebrate the New Year, photographer Noam Chen has released an online greeting card guaranteed to lift the spirits, even in troubling times.

The Hebrew word “chen” means “grace” and professional still photographer Noam Chen’s work personifies the term.

Chen uses the High Dynamic Range (HDR) technique to capture beautiful moments in Israel – whether those moments occur in urban areas, nature, as lanscapes, portraits or fashion photos.

To celebrate the Jewish New Year 5774, Chen has released a must-see video on his YouTube channel, Views of The Holy Land. This online greeting card / travelogue presents riveting photos from around the country.

As we enter this New Year with the specter of troubling times looming ahead, Chen’s images offer a moment of grace as light breaks through the clouds. From Jerusalem…

Tel Aviv…

The Marina at Herzliya …

The Galilee to the north…


To many more images from Israel taken over this past year.

All photos presented by permission of the photographer. Some images were taken on behalf of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism, who number among a client list that includes National Geographic Magazine, Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo, the Tel Aviv 100 celebration and others. More Noam Chen images can be viewed here, on his website and on his Facebook page.

About Rachel Neiman

A veteran media professional who has lived in Israel since 1984, Rachel has been part of the ISRAEL21c organization since 2008. Prior to that, she served as managing editor of Globes Online, the English-language edition of Israel’s leading business daily, and before that, at The Jerusalem Post, as a business reporter, feature writer, and consumer columnist. Rachel began writing about Israeli technology companies at LINK Israel’s Business and Technology Magazine and is a professional Hebrew to English translator. In her spare time, she is an active member of the Havurat Tel Aviv congregation, and the Holyland Hash House Harriers, part of an international running and drinking disorganization.
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