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Alan taking part in the triathlon

Temporary insanity? Ignorance? Mid-life crisis? All of these...
The memorial dreidel at Kibbutz Mishmar HaEmek

History on display for the kibbutz children of today ... in front of the water tower with the chanukiah on its crest

 Story and photos by Lydia Aisenberg Toddlers whoop wit...

Ruby

Amethyst

Amethyst

Shani Toder

Roseyquartz

Citrine

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Shani and her husband Adam Toder discovered crystals shortly...
Center flooded twice as hailstones the size of rocks rained down




The day the heavens opened is a day the people of Raanana wi...

At a time when Israel needs to be heard, why have you silenc...
Having a break ... the interns in the park.   Photos: Alma Machness-Kass

Hand in hand ... one of the interns takes care of a baby

"My sister Gabrielle came to Reuth five summers ago with the...
Metal sculpture on the courtyard wall of the apiary in Moshav Herut.

Tea and honey tasting

Sculpture at Ein Hod

Honey-making processes at the apiary on Moshav Herut

Art in the gallery of the Magal family, Ein Hod

To start the New Year celebrations off properly our group of...
Illustration by Denis Shifrin

Hot! Humid! And it's not even August – it's already nearly t...
Expert Amit Re’em explaining one of the niches

Three burial niches

The cross in the mosaic floor

A general view towards the mausoleum

I remember, in the early days of getting to know the Modiin ...
A re-enactment of the moment when shot Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is rushed into hospital ... a scene from the new docudrama Rabin, the Last Day

Yitzhak Rabin (www.flickr.com)

Yitzhak Rabin with Shimon Sheves Photo by Nachoom Assiss-Wikimedia Commons

On the evening of Saturday November 4, 1995, my family arriv...

"Hey Mum, I've hurt my hand: nothing serious, but they want ...
"Salaam" waves 5-year-old Ahmad from Tamra, a village in the Jezreel Valley. Text and photos by Lydia Aisenberg

Fronds united: A message on a banana leaf encouraging love, tolerance and more understanding between Arabs and Jews

In the shadow of ancient Tel Megiddo, hundreds of Israeli Je...
Inside the Channel 2 newsroom control room.  Story and photos by Yael Meyer

So that’s how they do it! ESRA day trippers in the news studios


Tower of David Museum: First Temple period diorama of Jerusalem under the Assyrian siege

When the summer heat was revving up, a hardy group of ESRA d...
Looking out for the enemy ... Mike Porter during the Six Day War

Shuafat 1967: The villa of Hussein’s physician

While paging through Ephraim Kishon's short stories (in Engl...

Volunteer Ofri at the Youth Village

Horses eyes are masked to protect them from the flies

General view of the Youth Village at Acco

 Manof is a youth village located in Acco. My son Danie...
Winners Shaun Kessel, Eddy Hoffman and Mike Ossip who came second

Once again ESRA is indebted to the management of the Gaash G...
One of my earliest memories is of a train trip from Los Ange...
Photo Credit: Israel Defence Forces

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The exercise class takes a well-deserved break

Getting to grips in Netanya with body balancing and exercise

Irith Langer, an ESRA volunteer from Switzerland, runs a uni...
Flying the flag at CUFI’s 10th summit. Photos by Alan Stein


In 2006, Pastor John Hagee felt that Israel was going to nee...