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Henry Gild was born in 1940 in South Africa, went to SACS. He was a keen Scout, acquiring the Queens badge. Henry studied agriculture at Elsenberg College, a faculty of Stellenbosh. 

Henry came to live in Israel in January 1962 and served in Machal. After the army he married Eugenie (Chippy) Abratt. He bought a farm at Moshav Orot and has been a dairyman all these years plus doing vegetables and fruit trees for many years. The Gilds have a son and daughter and seven grandchildren, the oldest serving in the defense forces. 

Apart from being a keen yachtsman, Henry has sailed across the Atlantic on his own boat, has also windsurfed and is a keen bridge player.

Negotiating one of the many locks

Henry Gild (left) and family enjoying a meal on board narrow boat Martha

Story and photos by Henry Gild​ My wife Chippy and myse...
Tel Aviv’s first municipality in Bialik Street. Story & photos by Henry Gild

Inside the Reuven Rubin Museum in Bialik Street

On a lovely winter morning we met up with Cecily Hanson at A...
Roman and Byzantine city with the high mound that was Biblical Beit She’an

Underfloor heating system at Beit She’an

With great excitement, I was awakened on Wednesday morning b...
The sun’s rays bathe the Edom Mountains across the Red Sea. From here can be seen three countries bordering Israel: Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt

Our intrepid hikers with the snow-capped Jordanian hills in the background

Limestone bulbs both loose and embedded in the stone

These three days will remain in the mind of most people for ...