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Educating for Excellence

Ecellence Shula Recanati and participants of the organization
Sadie Cohen, mother of the first Jewish President of the Uni...
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Volunteering in Sar-El

sarel-_20210814-150433_1 Our group of Sar-El volunteers
Working in Moshiah’s (yes Moshiach) workshop on base. Sar-El:

Age is of No Concern Several weeks ago, I found myself shlep...
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The Bolivian "Schindler"

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For several years after I came on aliyah, I lived in Netanya...
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The Medium is the Messenger

Koren Corona Book: Simulation-2 Courtesy of Z. Koren
Ziv Koren, photojournalist. Courtesy of Z. Koren

I interviewed Ziv Koren, one of Israel's foremost photojourn...
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Our Story – The new ANU Museum

anu The Anu Museum building on the campus of Tel Aviv University
One of many digital displays

Jewish books and artifacts

I have lived in Israel long enough to remember the1978 openi...
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Once Upon a Time in the Galilee

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In the eighteenth century, there lived a Bedouin sheik named...
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Of Friendship, Dinners and ESRA

of-friendship-1 Judy Samuel

It was through my late husband, John, that I first met Judy ...
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Hidden Castle Quietly Crumbles Between the Palms

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Text and photographs: Lydia Aisenberg Wedged between two flo...
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Israel's Olympic Baseball Team

baseball-japan Left-handed pitcher Jake Fishman (Photo courtesy of Israeli Olympic Committee Amit Schissel)
Catcher Ryan Lavarnway (Photo courtesy of Israeli Olympic Committee Amit Schisse)

Big (League) in Japan  Israel's baseball team won the h...
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Yam le Yam for Seniors

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The intrepid seniors setting out (from l to r) Garry Bregman, Ian Goodriche, Stephen Kliner, Lawrence Bertfield, David Raffel and Jamie Aaron Shapiro

The gang in waterproof gear

Montfort Fortress as seen from Goren

The Pillar at Nahal Amud

At the trail end David stretches out to touch the Kineret

The Mediterranean at Akhziv

A well-earned rest

Photos by Garry Bregman, David Raffel and Stephen Kline...
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Gymnastic Great - Agnes Keleti

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The following article was published in ESRA Magazine in Apri...
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The Defeat of Henry Ford

Max-and-Etta-Barish The author’s grandfather, Max Barish, poses with his wife, Etta, in Los Angeles. Image by courtesy of the author
Max Barish and his brothers took out an ad decrying Ford.

Galia with her mother and grandparents

This article was first published in The Forward on December ...
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Perfection at the Philharmonic

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On a recent car journey, my husband Dan and I were listening...
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A Century-Old Dream of Aliyah

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My grandfather's family originally planned to make Aliyah in...
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The Brooklands Museum

brooklands Keeping hat on proud motoring heritage
Character and attitude on three wheels

Motoring history in a can

In the late 1950's when I was a child in Caerphilly, South W...
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Hazel Levy

Hazel4 A team of nurses and two South African physiotherapists outside Sarafand Hospital. Hazel Levy, sitting bottom right. Sandra Saber sitting, first left.
Hazel with two cousins, Maisie Berman and Doreen Mendelson, in Haifa, 1950

Brother Donny Loon qualifying as a doctorwith sister Hazel completing physiotherapydegree at Wits University, 1948


Living through a pandemic is definitely not one of the scena...
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Ani Shlishi

ani-shlishi-1 An Ani Shlishi youth organizing the store inventory
Orel having fun with customers

A young guy building a relationship with a positive adult figure

Two innocuous second-hand clothing stores, one in down-town ...
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Cathy Raff's Project in Akko

Cath1 The foyer, with the butterfly motif on the floor.
Cathy Raff at the entrance to Beit Elfashara, decorated with the butterfly motif. Photo courtesy of Nura Kurdi.

In-gathering of the seminar participants, From left to right: Nura, Iman, today’s chief cook, her son Samir, who’s helping, and Amal, the assistant cook.

Nura on the roof lounge of Beit Elfarasha, overlooking the sea.

The table is set, before we begin. Amal is standing to the left.

"What is a nice Jewish girl from Columbus, Georgia, doing in...
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The Necessity of Teaching Your Children

3-1 Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (1948-2020). Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain and the Commonwealth
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (1948-2020) was an outstanding glo...
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Senior Citizen's Guide to Cancellation of Remote Sales

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Background A customer aged 65+ who has made a remote purchas...
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