04.08.2011 04.Aw-Elul, 5771
Free haircuts just one perk of the new tent city utopia; “I want to support the people in what they’re doing,” says barber Or Zaken.
At the tent city in Jerusalem on Tuesday evening, in between “the living room,” where a dozen religious students are holding a discussion about the history of socialism, and the man giving out pay-if-you-can cotton candy, there’s a growing pile of hair clippings.
Or Zaken, a Katamonim resident, normally cuts hair in a small barber shop at the Pat Junction. But for two days, Zaken has closed up his shop and directed all his regulars to the epicenter of the Jerusalem housing protest, Gan Hasus (Horse Park) in downtown Jerusalem, where he is offering free haircuts to the protesters….