Mideast Israel Prophet Motive

December 29, 2012 - 11:32 AM
In this photo taken on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, Shmuel Fortman Hapartzy, the Cain and Abel School for Prophets founder and teacher speaks to students in Tel Aviv, Israel. Instead of long beards and robes, they wear track suits and T-shirts. Their tablets are electronic, not hewn of stone, and they hold smartphones, not staffs. They may not look the part, but this ragtag group of Israelis is training to become the next generation of prophets. For just 200 shekels ($53) and in only 40 short classes, anyone can become a certified, modern-day soothsayer at the Cain and Abel School for Prophets.(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)