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Depicting the 1960s and the famous Post Office Tower which opened in 1965

Stand and deliver . . . the postal past

Modes of transport

How the delivery of mail changed over the years

Penny Black was the world’s first adhesive stamp

Story and photos by Lydia Aisenberg A visit to the Postal Mu...

Jonathan Matityahu aged 14 from the Gutwirth High School, Sd...
The salt evaporation pools in Atlit at the Salt of Israel visitor center.

Chava Almo who spoke of her trek from Ethiopia and her aliyah

Photos: Dennis Kaliser Wednesday, April 25 dawned … raining!...
General view of the Lower Himalayas

A Tibetan student

The meal at the Chabad House

Dumplings ...Tibetan street food

The colorful lobby of the hotel in Mcleodganj, a village next to Dharamshala

Story and photos by Marion Stone After travelling all d...
Proud: Dr. Luba Zuk with her award from the Ministry of Health

An Award from Israel's Ministry of Health was presented to E...
Thumbing a lift: A young Mike Porter in France

Oslo 1955: “I meet my first Israelis,” says Mike Porter who took the photo

The winter of 1955 was a hard one, even for Europe. Blocks o...











While most Italian restaurants serve pizza, there are pizzer...
Shul’s damaged doors (Photo: Alan Stein)

Flashpoint Overnight last Shabbat our synagogue was vandaliz...
Amharit blessing for Dabo – traditional Ethiopian bread

With handfuls of mud, Nina Zuck, head of ESRA Projects, joins the children in traditional house building

Cathy Aron, projects coordinator, joins a group of schoolchidren

Building friendships . . . two pupils with their student teacher

Creating sun-baked ceramics

Sharing stories of Ethiopia

Everyone gets involved, including ESRA Chairman Baruch Tanaman and wife Mimi

Photos: Sandra Broza An Ethiopian Village near Kiryat Gat… w...
Encouraging movement in the hydrotherapy pool at Aleh Negev

A tomato grown in the experimental greenhouse

Marilyn and Mike Libman tasting the delicious strawberries

Experimenting with crops irrigated with saline water at Ramat Hanegev

Photos: Cynthia Barmor A bus full of ESRA members left Modii...
Remembering . . . lighting candles at the joint ceremony in Modiin

Speakers Edie Kalib (left) and Chaya Subar

Members of ESRA Modiin and Hadassah joint event committee with speakers. Seated (second left) is Modiin’s Deputy Mayor, Shlomo Pazzy

They did it again. In another show of community solidarity, ...
The water tower at Kfar Yehoshua museum of the Hijaz Railway

Co-founders of the Elroi NGO: Nathan Ben-Haim (left) and Nachum Levy, our guide

Hearing about the Templer buildings at Bethlehem of the Galilee

Story and photos by Wendy Blumfield For a long time, ESRA me...
Uzbekistan woman in traditional clothes

Bukhara Jewish children wrote this for Rosh Hashanah. Photo: Esther Eliad

As a child, I eagerly swallowed up the stories of Scheheraza...
Entrance to the Dubrovin Farm

Day out . . . at the Hameiri Dairy

A visit to the Adir Winery

Photos: Dennis Kaliser After ensuring all our fellow travell...
Illustration by Denis Shifrin

 If I'm honest with you I have always been more of a sp...
Sonya Davidson ... energy research

Releasing the energy stored in water

Sonya Davidson made aliyah to Israel in December 2007 and si...
(with apologies to Shakespeare)The search for truthwinds thr...
The last two months has seen the passing of Gert Guttman and...

 We were "floating" down the rivers of Europe on a love...

Yes or no? Dilemma of a marriage proposal He was a widower a...