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Front row: Dr. Bornstein, head of the Burns Unit with his wife and twin sons and Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. Back row: Prof. Chaim Boiches, who became Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, other volunteer doctors from the U.S., Australia and England and Ben Novis (second on the right)

In May 1967, I was in London doing post-graduate medical stu...
Rona Harris and a guard at the Wall during her three months in Israel after the war

I was a medical technician at the Jewish General Hospital in...
Second generation Holocaust survivors Zvi Berkovitch and Judy Goldstein each light memorial candles at the Modiin ceremony in memory of the six million Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis (Photos: Flori Cohen, Sruly Cooper, Avraham Rotstein)

Found in a ghetto ... a hand-drawn birthday card, now at Yad Vashem

Sara Shor, of Yad Vashem, speaking

From left to right: Dr. Teria Shantall, Shlomo Pazzy, Deputy Mayor of Modiin-Maccabim-Reut, Gerry Wine, Ruchama Berkovitch, Achinoam Rotstein

ESRA Modiin Chair Cynthia Barmor (left), ESRA Membership Chair Carol Lipman (center) and Jackie Klein speaking at the event

The Holocaust was an atrocity carried out by a monster of ev...
The compass which was lost more than 70 years ago

Yaniv Sagee, Executive Director of Givat Haviva, with the compass at MORESHET presentation ceremony

Haviva Reik (second from left) and her British Army Palmach comrades training in Egypt

 A small pocket compass dropped in Slovakia by pre-Stat...
1965: Dov Vogel (standing, left) with other teenagers on the Masada summer program in Israel

 I had finished my first year at university and was wor...
The Hall of Names at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem (Photo: David Shankbone via Wikimedia Common)

Exhibits at the Lehi Museum. (Photo: Dr. Avishai Teicher via Wikimedia Commons)

Underground Prisoner Museum, Akko. (Photo: Dr. Avishai Teicher via Wikimedia Commons)

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) sets standards w...
Photo: Vadim Lavrusik-www.flickr.com

ESRA – Embracing Differences As I write, news is coming in o...

 The cover photo of a mother and children huddled in a ...
Singing in their mother tongues (from left) Dana Keren, Meera Eilabouni and Diane Kaplan (Photo: Gal Mosenson)

Pete Seeger: His protest songs were banned

One of my most abiding memories of my South African childhoo...
It's early 1968, and left-hander Ilana Walsh is in the Arad area of southern Israel, taking aim with a rifle under the watchful eye of a young Ulpan student.

Ilana (second left) with fellow students at Ulpan in WUJS, Arad

Sitting alongside Amud Habulbusim, the stone structure which supposedly marks the location of ancient Arad. In 1968, the structure marked the entrance to the town, but today it is surrounded by a memorial park.

I was born in Leeds, England, and in 1966 graduated from Cam...
Rabbi Adi Sultanik

ESRA Modiin hosted a well-attended event in mid-March by scr...
Weeding cotton at Ma’ayan Baruch during the Six-Day War

I think it's fair to say that for the majority of volunteers...
Sawyer, Maia’s ‘chief advisor’ . . .

The most delightful thing about being a new immigrant is tha...
Israeli helicopter flying over Kibbutz Ma’ayan Baruch

Entrance to the Ma’ayan Baruch shelter

Syrian shells landing near Ma’ayan Baruch . . . a photo taken from the entrance to the kibbutz shelter


The dramatic photos shown here were taken during the Six‐Day...
Volunteers busy clearing the trenches

Volunteers picking fruit at one of the orchards at Ma’ayan Baruch

I was 22 and very busy creating a crucially important step i...
Saying it with flowers . . . a graduate from Kyoto University

A shinto shrine on an island outside Tokyo

In the Pachenko gaming shop at 7.30 pm in the business district of Tokyo

A Japanese shrine

We hadn't booked the holiday; we never intended to go, but s...
Midnight on Yom Hazikaron in the cemetery on the Mount of Olives

The resting place of Gracia (Yaffa) Harush in the cemetery on the Mount of Olives

Story and photos by Richard Shavei-Tzion Walking through the...