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Fight to Save Me from Swine Flu

ECMO April 2016: Jessica Dahan in the ICU, Netcare Milpark Hospital, South Africa
Jessica in 2017, a year after her illness

The ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) team from Johannesburg arriving to save Jessica´s life

Jessica leaving the ICU after being disconnected from the respirator and ECMO

In 2016, Jessica Bachmann Dahan, who was born in Copenhagen,...
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Legacy of Negev's Dr. Doolittle

5.1 Reuven Yagil with a herd of Bactrian camels in Kazakhstan
Reuven Yagil with photographer Goel Drori at the source of the Blue Nile

Reuven Yagil in Kahzakistan with a sheep’s head given to an important guest so he will serve it to others

Reuven Yagil with two women during the Kahzaki new year

Dr. Doolittle from the Negev passed away – and fans the worl...
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Book Club – Celebrates 45 Years

7.1 Celebrating their 45th year . . .Herzliya Ladies’ Book Club members line up

Sometime back in the late 70's, in Herzliya, a group of youn...
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Lea Goldberg 1911-1970

1.2 Lea Goldberg’s portrait featured on the Israeli NIS 100 banknote
The poet Lea Goldberg pictured in 1946.

Next time you whip out a 100-shekel banknote take another lo...
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Unique Ethiopian and Bedouin Women

Embroidery Visitors sit on chairs and floor cushions at the Bedouin Embroidery Center
The Gojo House, a mud and straw one-room Ethiopian hut

A bread similar to challah is baked for Shabbat

Learning Ethiopian dance

Debbie Efron translates for the sister of Maryam, Bat HaMidbar's founder

On an excursion with members and friends of Bet Israel Masor...
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Bike Ride Salutes Righteous Italian

bartali-2 Getting medals in Assisi at the end of the ride. Laurence is on the far right
Cyclist Gino Bartali By Laurence Lebor in action in 1945 (Photo: Wikipedia)

Memorial plaque dedicated to Gino Bartali in Terontola

Riding up to Assisi

Last September I participated in a remarkable and inspiring ...
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Past Prevails in Indonesia

indonesia-3 Old Torajan burial
Water buffalo intended to be sacrificed

Traditional Torajan baby graves a in tree

The Tau Tau carver at work

Indonesia is one of the most fascinating countries I have vi...
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Orchestra's New Jewish Director

orchestra-4 The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra with Kirill Petrenko, their newly-appointed Jewish musical director (Photo: Stefan Höderath)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra’s musical director Kirill Petrenko (Photo: Chris Christodoulou)

Berlin Philharmonic has Jewish director ... and th...
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Enduring Power of Attorney

Every family should have immediate access to certain critica...
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Love Story in The Era of The Satellite

1-5 Maia and Herb on their first visit to Israel in 1984
Maia Age 6

Herb, age 6

Just married ... newlyweds Maia and Herb on their wedding day in 1978

When the stars come out And shine They burn so bright Drown ...
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German Memorial to My Grandparents

berlin-portrait In front of the the photo of Elfriede and Julius Berg is their silver cup holder which was saved for 72 years.
The memorial stones unveiled to the Bergs in Berlin

Ralph Alon’s mother Margaret – the Berg’s daughter – and father Bill

Just over a year ago, I received a letter from someone in th...
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Our Cello Takes a Bow

Cello Taken at Purim . . . Luthier Avraham Regis Amar in his atelier, dressed as Sherlock Holmes with his pipe, cap and magnifying glass, looking for clues to discover what is wrong with the violin

When my daughter was 16 years old, she told us that she woul...
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Lupovici Cousins: Tragedy, Mystery

2.1 Moshe Lupovici with his mother and sisters Gisele (left) and Sarah
The exterior of the synagogue in Falticeni, Romania

The memorial for Jewish Heroes from WWI in the Suceava Cemetery, alongside the gravestone for the Jewish victims of the Zaharesti pogrom of July 1, 1940

On October 9, 1941 – an important date in Holocaust history ...
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Wines of the Golan

The entrance to Chateau Golan

Photos: Ofer Blanc In 1976, while Americans were celebrating...
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Thriving with Cancer

4.1 Something to shout about ... women at the 2019 Thrive Group Retreat held at Kibbutz Dalia
  A diagnosis of cancer is frightening enough, but...
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Helping Soldiers Chillax

Graham Nussbaum, Chairman of Young Israel Synagogue, North Netanya, cuts the ribbon watched by Ian Fine, Chairman of the English-speaking branch of AWIS in Israel
Rabbi Baruch Boudilovsky of Young Israel Shul, North Netanya

Inside the clubhouse in Machneh 80 Dotan, near Pardes Hanna

The soldier at a small army base tucked away in a pastoral p...
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Singing with Dad

singwithdad Jock Falkson
Jock Falkson with his daughter Sharon

A sketch of Jock Falkson when when he won recognition as the foremost direct mail authority in South Africa

 I come from a singing family. We've always sung, espec...
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Thoughts of a Would-be Writer

Many of us who love to read are would-be writers and long to...
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Alone ... on the South Atlantic Ocean

Adler Michael Adler at the chart table
"My beautiful boat Eagle III"

Eagle III at her moorings

On December 15, 1986, Eagle III put out to sea from Cape Tow...
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