Okay, this post is really just about an early birthday present that Aharon Horwitz appears to have received, but I felt awkward saying happy birthday to him without acknowledging the New Year to the Trees, Tu B’shvat. I don’t actually have anything to say about Tu B’shvat though. Someone else, step up.
, a few days ago–we think–the tag below began appearing in Jerusalem, mostly in the shuk, Nachlaot and downtown. There is graffiti, artsy graffiti, all over this city. Some of it is, as Esther points out in My Urban Kvetch, obvious in its meaning: “Meat=murder,” “Die Lucky Bush” (a play on words: di l’kibush is Hebrew for “enough of the occupation”/”end the occupation”), etc. No one can figure out what this one means or who did it. The photo below is from inside the apartment building where Aharon’s brother-in-law lives, which should give some leads as to the identity of the artist, but so far, they’ve all gone cold. Ideas about who did it or meaning?
AlephAleph, as I’m calling this homage to Ariel Beery and Aharon, is now officially in my list of favorite graffiti in Israel. Number one for eternity, however, is