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First shaping of the glass (Photo: Edden Ram)


Sticking a handle to a beer glass (Photo: Yogev Peled)

A crackle patterned plate about to go into the cooling oven (Photo: Yogev Peled)

As a present before she started Sherut Leumi, I took my 18-y...
Do you remember how we used to laugh when we were younger? D...
Hedva Scop observed the genie released from the bottle in 2020, and not just metaphorically.

Hylton Bark found the light early one morning in Sde Boker

Ilan Hirschowitz used a lens ball to stunning effect in Sde Boker

Since the invention of the camera, there have always been ke...
Image by VEAX1971 from Pixabay



Do we enter a tournament or not? Is our group ready for the ...
The Roman Gate

View of Wingate Institute

As we enter this year of Shmitta* my mind is inextricably dr...
The Kinneret swim is the third biggest amateur swim event in...

The year was 2004. My son Yair, who was 18 years old, was re...
Abandoned building

Village pond

Warning sign

Throughout history people have had to leave home, uproot the...

In essence, the term elimination in bridge applies to a seri...
Chelsea Physic Garden main house, café and shop

Statue of physician and naturalist Sir Hans Sloane

Are there really 613 seeds in a pomegranate? Or is it just a...
Berry Pinshow sitting next to a giant, old Welwitschia mirabilis plant in the Messum Crater, Namibia

On an August evening back in 1994, I was drinking beer at a ...


It is a little-known fact that the Tarlow family were blesse...

I ended my last article, ESRA Magazine 209, with the questio...

Esther and Deborah, both beautiful blondes, are sitting at a...
Catcher Ryan Lavarnway (Photo courtesy of Israeli Olympic Committee Amit Schisse)

Big (League) in Japan  Israel's baseball team won the h...
This is about a recent camping holiday I took together with ...
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...



Photos by Kobi Klaitman of Lapid ceramic items from the coll...
The following article was published in ESRA Magazine in Apri...
This is a story about how a trip to Australia, cancelled due...