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Photographs: Ilan Hirschowitz Nested in the Carmel mountain ...
Photo Credit to Steven Depolo-flickr.com

In most of the interviews I have had with job seekers in the...

"Knock. Knock." "Who's there?" "It is I". Never, "me". I use...

Kassar Al Yahud, a Christian baptismal site, north of the Dead Sea on the banks of the Jordan

Poet Kaila Shabat (left) with ESRA Dead Sea trip organizer Val Kantor

David Levy

Breathtaking, primeval, serene and stunning On the short rid...
Some of the volunteers sifting the debris from Jerusalem’s Temple Mount

Anita Berman...an inspiration

Earth from the Temple Mount illegally dumped in the Kidron Valley

1999: Heavy machinery used for digging a new entrance to Solomon’s Stables

Silver half-shekel showing a stem with three pomegranates

The enclosure containing the Temple Mount Antiquities Salvage Operation

Volunteers at the sifting installation at Emek Tzurim National Park

Sealing from the 7th centuries BCE

Floor tiles of various shapes, colors and sizes that were used in the opus sectile Roman paving technique in royal structures. This type of floor is mentioned in the writings of Josephus Flavius regarding the floor of the open courts that surrounded the Temple

In memory of Anita Berman This story is written in memory of...
The Rolling Stones played in Tel Aviv this summer. Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/derpfalzgraf/3166497114

Actress Scarlett Johansson refused to back out of her SodaStream contract

Lana Melman: “Artists should be part of the solution to problems.”

One of the key players ... Ran Geffen-Lifshitz, owner of MMG Music in Israel

Israel fights boycott campaign with a little help from frien...
Eliezer Ben Yehuda . . . famous dictionary

I read an item by Yossi Beilin about Hebrew becoming the dom...
Above and below ... wall panels and furniture in the new Medicks Machal Room, Tel Aviv


The Stanley Medicks Machal Room, a new component of the Mich...
Making tracks from Modiin to Neve Shalom.      Photo: Yoav Dothan, Wikipedia

On the trail . . . Nancy Tamir (second row, in pink) with her family

Founded in 1995 by Abraham Tamir and Uri Dvir, today The Isr...
An aerial shot of Kibbutz Maagam Michael.    Photo: Dany Sternfeld-www.flickr.com

Carol Novis visits Maagan Michael Sushi and bagels and lox a...
The symbol for the Gush Katif center is a large Magen David that is split down the center with a palm tree growing out of it. The names of all the communities are written on its side

On display in the Gush Katif Center . . . a mural made out of stone fragments from every synagogue in Gush Katif that incorporates a poster showing photos of every one of them

A total of 21 communities were destroyed. This map in the Gush Katif Center shows where the residents are today. Eleven new communities were established, and 11 grew with their new Gush members

We signed up for one of She'arim's Russian Outreach Program'...
David Smith on the Sar El base in his uniform

Proud moment . . . a Sar El volunteer receiving a certificate

Addressing a consignment packed by Sar El volunteers

Since my retirement a few years ago, I have had the joyful e...
Love story ... soul partners Edward and his wife Judith

It was 1989. Fiftyish, footloose and fancy-free, I was livin...









Karkur now ... how the landscape is changing with apartment blocks, play areas and schools

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Verse 21 of Psalms 118 - which has also been incorporated in...
Top brass ... headquarters staff of the Desert Mounted Corps on the steps of Lazar Slutzkin’s house in Rehovot where they were based. General Sir Henry Chauvel is on the front row, second from the left.

Children playing today on the labyrinth outside the renovated Town Hall in Rehovot, with the two commemorative olive tree in memory of the events of World War One at the site.

Author Rachelly Rogel with the granddaughter of General Sir Henry Chauvel

Rachelly Rogel with visitors to the Rehovot winepress

Ahead of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War ...
Doron Bachar ... the most rewarding job

Recently I met the head of volunteering of Raanana municipal...
Illustration by Denis Shifrin

Since coming to live in Israel how many times has an inciden...

On a delightfully sunny day in January, a busload of ESRA me...
Isaac Herzog ...peace feasible

''Peace with the Palestinians is feasible and now is the tim...