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Engraving of Judah Touro (1775-1854) whose bequest funded the windmill’s construction. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Parts of the reconstructed mill mechanism Photo: Richard Gordon

Entrance to the reconstructed windmill wine center. Photo: Richard Gordon​

View eastwards from Mishkenot Sha’ananim towards Gethsemane Photo: Richard Gordon

Designed in Kent, saved by Ramsgate, now a £1M wineshop In 1...



In December 1964, the MV Bilu became the first car-ferry to ...
A neighbourhood in Haifa at night. Every outside light left on by carelessness, every street light too high or too strong, draws a sea turtle hatchling in the wrong direction, confuses a firefly away from its mate, disrupts someone’s sleep...

Since I was a little girl the beauty of the stars has enchan...

 Relent, for what is love made of Friendship is the bal...

ANGELS ON FRIDAY NIGHTBy Susan LowingerPublisher: Independen...

 Our father and partner, Errol (Asher) Gotsman sadly pa...
Befriender Laurie and Befriendee Melvyn enjoying the sunshine together

Face to face befriending by ESRA has been running in Raanana...
Author with painting donated by Alexander for the author’s building.


I was surprised to see paintings of ships on the walls of an...
My father’s childhood home in Mueddersheim around 1939

My father, (centre) in WW1 army uniform with parents and six siblings

The Jewish cemetery in Heinsberg today

Writer with sons reciting Kaddish at the Schwarz cemetery in Gladbach

 In 2016, after a life-time of refusal, I decided that ...

Kissing the tzitzit (prayer shawl) through my anti-COVID-19 ...

Hanzi and Joel Brand, members of the Aid and Rescue Committee in Budapest


Peretz’ visit to the American JOINT Children’s home, Budapest, 1948

Members of the Aid and rescue Committee: Left to right: Peretz Révész, Hanzi Brand, Rudolf Israel Kasztner, Nathan Komoly and Zvi Goldfarb, 1942

Occupation of Budapest by the conquering Russian Army, January 1945 Photo by Peretz Révész

Children’s home in Pécs, Hungary, 1945

Standing up to Evil: A Zionist's Underground Rescue Activiti...

Photo by Maja Petric on Unsplash


The recipes this issue are particularly easy ones. When you'...
Faces from far and near


Love and appreciation from Netanya

 A very different ceremony was held this year due to th...


The winners are... The year 2020 presented us with difficult...

The Israeli Intelligence Community: An Insider's Viewby Ephr...

 I have occasionally mused about how I might be remembe...

NEW HOMEBlanche Blumberg | Tel MondBIRTHSOn your granddaught...


Paul Alster (Photo: Courtesy.)

New political thriller "Kin or Country" pulls no punches. It...

During tax year 2020 there was no major tax legislation intr...
ACCOMODATION TO LET B&B in center of RaananaAnn 052 676 ...