Fascinating encounters with Jerusalemites inspired Ruth Tzfaty, a native Jerusalemite herself, to produce The Jerusalem Album: People Creating a City.
The book presents a lavish assortment of dazzlingly lovely pictures by photographer Daniel Leilah as well as feature articles that bring to life the Jerusalem experience and are a creative work in themselves.
The personal stories of the artists, creators, and craftsmen represent a biographical sketch of the city today.
Each one has a distinctive role to play: some are attached to the earth and some are attached to the spirit; there are those who preserve ancient crafts based on traditional lore transmitted from one generation to the next and those who are innovators and initiators with original inventive ideas that place the city at the forefront of international notice.
Jerusalem for its part grants these creators inspiration, shining upon them and illuminating from within their creations, while they by their very being spread over the city a fascinating panoply of colors and transform it into a city which is unparalleled.