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Lifting Artists from Darkness to Light

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For those who suffer from severe emotional disabilities, ach...
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Deal Me In

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Orr Joffe

How players with motor limitations can enjoy card games Orr ...
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The First Crembo of Winter

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Can you imagine an Israel with no chocolate chips, pizza or ...
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Something Old, Something New

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Yom Kippur, Tel Aviv, Thursday September 16, 2021 Text and p...
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Oh, How We Used to Laugh!

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Do you remember how we used to laugh when we were younger? D...
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Uncle Charley

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I was 17 when I finally figured out that my Uncle Charley wa...
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A Basketball Family Affair

basketball-1 The 2021-22 Maccabi Maale Adumim team photo

The year was 2004. My son Yair, who was 18 years old, was re...
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Ruth: A Rebel with a Cause

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Ruth Godson's medal honoring her membership of the Haganah

Ruth Godson with Yudah Ben Zur and Yosef Mel, her friends from Pal-Yam, the organization which defied the British blockade to bring Holocaust survivors to Palestine, 1945

Ruth Godson was an unlikely heroine of Operation Balak, the ...
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The Spunky Lady of Moscow – Ida Nudel 1931- 2021

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It was just before Pesach 1982, standing outside the Moscow ...
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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