Archive for November, 2012

And After It All, Something Called Stillness: Issue 41 Action Shots!

Posted in Action Photos!, Issue Forty-One with tags , , , on November 24, 2012 by mohawko

We have, shooting outta Dayton, OH, some of the best action shots ever, courtesy of Operative Rabbi David, who strutted his wearing stuff while leading Shabbat services, teaching Krav Maga, and hanging out with his kids. Seriously, this is gonna make you wanna hug someone pretty hard.

Your Very Own Outdoor Shabbat

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Children in the Midwest (Your Very Own Outdoor Shabbat #2)

In all honesty, these are some of my favorite action shots so far. Ever.


Israeli Martial Art

Here, Rabbi David teaches a Krav Maga class, which is Israel’s martial arts/self-defense system, creating a legion of Jews exceptionally well-prepared for hand-to-hand combat.

The counter-attacks are brutal.

Like, a really hard & unexpected hug.



Of course there is also time for more sensitive pursuits, such as buying salads.


…or taking care of one’s daughter.

Wherever You Go It Is Pronounced the Same

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Ordering Up a Shabbat Burrito

Of course, it all comes back to the everyone.

The Healing Prayer (Your Very Own Outdoor Shabbat #3)

I think that, given everything, this poem and its wearing– they have certain beautiful thematic relevancies.

Always nice to see things turn out relatively alright.

Before the Ark

Congruency, that’s the word.

Before & After A Day

And that’s it.


Simon, Tyler, & Rabbi David

Issue Forty-One!!

Posted in Issue Forty-One with tags , , , on November 21, 2012 by mohawko

OH HELLO ONCE AGAIN. In our latest issue, we present to you some poetic goodness (it’s a fine thing to chase) written on the crossroads of America, and proudly worn around Dayton and Cincinnati, OH by none other than Operative Rabbi David Burstein. That’s right. Two titles. Punx rabbis unite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are beyond psyched, stoked, and proud to present:

ISSUE FORTY-ONE (11/20/12):



by Tyler Gobble

Operative: Rabbi David Burstein (Dayton, OH)

About the author: Tyler Gobble is a member of the Magic Helicopter Press team, lead editor of Stoked Journal, and a contributor with Vouched Books. He is the author of three chapbooks, most recently Goodness is a Fine Thing to Chase, part of The Fullness of Everything featuring Christopher Newgent and Brian Oliu (Tiny Hardcore Press, 2012). Find more at

About the operative: Rabbi David is a father, son, brother and spiritual guide. Teacher of martial arts and education. Spiritual journeyer through suburbia and beyond. Giver of hugs and a gentle ear.


Stay tuned, this post-Thanksgiving, for some of those most happiness-inspiring action shots you’ve ever seen. Word.

Rings of Saturn: Issue 40 Action Shots!

Posted in Action Photos!, Issue Forty with tags , , , , on November 4, 2012 by mohawko

Operative Chad wore Ken Baumann‘s story and our 40th issue around the environs of the Art Prize, held in Grand Rapids, MI each year. In this once-in-a-lifetime installment of Action Shots, the Safety Pin Review inspires its wearers to make dramatic life choices.

Vision on, to find out how, and where, and when. Chad knows!

This Is How You Plan for the Longest Journey

This is how you frequent your local library.

This Is How You Capture Light

This is how you create mood.

This is How You Win at Business in Western Michigan

This is how you hydrate.

This Is How You Fracture Light

This is how you practice your moves.

This Is How You Take to the Streets

This is how you cross.

This Is How You Spot Objects in the Sky

This is for those who look forever up.

This Is How You Hold On Forever


And this is how you keep warm.


Did you know that a ring of Saturn, sized down, fits around your finger just like an engagement ring?


This Is How You Say Yes

I’d draw your eyes to the pumpkins, but you’ve already read them, haven’t you?

That’s right.


She said yes, of course. *CONGRATULATIONS, CHAD!!!**

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

LET THE SPR DEFINE YOUR LIFE. Enter today, by any and every means.

We are reveling. Big ferocious thanks to Chad and Ken for wearing and writing. For always. xx